B. J. Lee – There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth

A laugh out loud, read out loud delight.

There Was An Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth is an absolutely beautiful picture book.  

The author, B.J. Lee, is a very talented poet and she has put a new twist to an old classic using animals you find in Florida. It's funny and clever. B.J.'s word choices are perfect. She has created a book that any adult could read three times in a row -- oh, yah -- the kids will love it, too. 

Gators and panthers and crabs, oh my! The classic cumulative tale There Was an Old Lady gets a Floridian flourish in this charming adaptation...

The publisher, Pelican Publishing,  picked the perfect illustrator in David Opie. His illustrations are brilliant and he has captured the story perfectly. The production quality is excellent.  and will become a book that is treasured through generations.

What people are saying:

“A rollicking ride full of intrigue and irresistible fun! Kids will pore through the pages to discover why the gator swallowed a moth and other coastal creatures from crabs and eels and rays to pelicans, panthers, manatees, and sharks!” ―Charles Ghigna, FatherGoose®, author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated Returning to Earth


“B. J. Lee has a knack for wordplay, and this fun retelling of an old favorite has Florida written all over it!” ―Fred Koehler, illustrator of One Day, The End, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Picture Book Honor Book 

B.J. Lee is the author of award-winning children’s poems with over 100 poems and stories published/forthcoming in major anthologies and magazines.

Her work has appeared in many anthologies, including: Construction People (Wordsong, 2019), I am a Jigsaw (Bloomsbury, 2019), National Geographic’s Poetry of US (2018), National Geographic’s Book of Nature Poetry (2015), One Minute Till Bedtime (Little, Brown, 2016), Moonstruck (Otter-Barry, 2019), Spaced Out (Bloomsbury, 2019), Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble (Bloomsbury, 2019) and many others



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One Comment to B. J. Lee – There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth

  1. Thank you, PatZi! It was a pleasure to interview with you! I appreciate your enthusiasm and insight. You
    truly do see the joy on paper! And I appreciate that you shares it with the world!
    Thank you, PatZi! I couldn’t be happier with the interview!❤️📚

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