Raymond Alligator is a super smart, super shy 5-year-old who feels left out when big sister Sheila has a friend over. He and his teddy bear are tighter than tight, but lately Raymond’s wondering if he needs someone else to be his friend. Making a new friend sounds like a great idea but, well, it can also be kinda scary. This fully illustrated digital picture book features music and read-to-me audio narration. It also includes a unique guide for parents interested in helping their kids with social and emotional learning. Ages 4-8.
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• Read-it-to-me narration and character voices • Full soundtrack with music and sound effects • Voice and music can be turned off so parent or child can read the book • Automatic bookmark so you don't lose your place • Unique friendship skills/social and emotional learning guide for parents and teachers
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Annie Fox, M.Ed., has been teaching, writing and creating innovative content for kids for 30+ years. Her first picture book "People Are Like Lollipops" (Holiday House) was published before she was legally old enough to sign the contract. Since then Annie has designed many classic kids’ computer games. She’s also written several award-winning books for tweens and teens, including the popular Middle School Confidential series. AnnieFox.com
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Eli Noyes’s involvement with media creation goes way back and covers a wide range of disciplines. Starting as an animator he created his own wacky brand of short films, picking up an Oscar nomination along the way. Eli’s work includes projects for Sesame Street, HBO, Scholastic, Nickelodeon, MTV, Pixar, Disney and Oxygen Media. He was co-creator of the Nickelodeon children’s television series, Eureeka’s Castle, and directed two recurring segments on MTV’s revolutionary television series, Liquid Television. In the “swamp” at Alligator Planet, Eli continues the tradition, creating short films, directing animation for documentaries, consulting on kid’s television and web projects. AlligatorPlanet.com
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER Founded in 1992 by David and Annie Fox, Electric Eggplant has been on the forefront of multimedia design and production. In their 37 years of marriage they’ve partnered on dozens of ground-breaking projects including co-founding the Marin Computer Center (1977)—the world’s 1st public-access microcomputer center—games, educational software, Emotional Intelligence content, and books for kids, tweens, and teens. David began his career in game design in 1982 as employee #3 at Lucasfilm Games (now LucasArts). In 2010, the company began creating story apps starting with their Middle School Confidential apps, “Be Confident in Who You Are” and “Real Friends vs. the Other Kind.” ElectricEggplant.com