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The Winner of the 2017 V&A Best Illustrated Book Award

An alligator who snaps, becomes an alligator who th-naps in this hilarious, heart-warming story of making new friends and discovering who you really are.

Meet Alan, an alligator with a secret. Famed for his big, scary teeth, he sneaks into the jungle every day to scare the jungle animals ... "I'm big, scary Alan! Fear my razor-sharp teeth!" But after a long day of scaring, Alan likes nothing better than to run a warm mud bath and take out his false teeth, which nobody knows about! That is, until his teeth go missing. What will Alan do now? Scaring is the only thing he knows how to do! Can he still be scary without them? A goofy comedy of self-discovery, witty, warm-hearted storytelling and bright graphic art will make this (and Alan!) a firm children's book favourite.

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11th March '16
Tomas29 read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth 9781406370805
5 stars
Tomás really enjoyed the book as he loves reading. The images are quite attractive and the story is very sweet and funny... In particular, when Alan has no teeth and keeps talking... It is well presented and a good choice if you are looking for a good little book for your children.
12th March '16
I read it to Dixie aged 2 aged 2
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth 9781406370805
5 stars
Hilarious and an unexpected twist!
Mia was thrilled to receive this book in the post and immediately wanted me to read it with her - we read it twice in one sitting, then danced around pretending we had BIG shiny teeth and the we didn't!
Great book, and helps little people understand how we can all deal with our vulnerabilities and how much fun life is, if we all work together
30th July '18
I read it to Alice aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
My 3 (nearly 4) year old daughter loves this book.
She loves the fact that Alan is 'naughty' at the start being scary, that he has false teeth and that he learns to be kind.
I liked the length and opportunity for expression while reading it as well as the post read discussion that scary things are not always as scary as they seem and the fact that a crocodile is called Alan!
The rhythm of the story, while reading aloud, is easier in some parts than others, but the illustrations and colours (with the story) are appealing to young readers (listeners).
My 8yr old nephew read it to my daughter recently and he giggled at the thought of a crocodile with false teeth!
17th June '18
I read it to Brobee aged 5 aged 5 & to Toodee aged 4 aged 4
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth 9781406370805
5 stars
We loved this really funny story about Alan, who seems to be the perfect alligator, but actually is hiding quite a big secret. It's a lovely book that gets children thinking about the fact that everyone has things that make them worried and that sharing worries can make things better!
24th September '17
I read it to Squirt aged 3 aged 3
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth 9781406370805
5 stars
My daughter found this a little frightening in the beginning, but then we discovered that Alan has false teeth! We lots of giggles at a crocodile with no teeth. We liked the pictures and it was a fun story with a nice happy ending for everyone, the jungle animals and scary Alan. 
1st April '16
Luke read it themselves aged 2 aged 2
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth 9781406370805
5 stars
My little one adores this book! The pictures are wonderful and colourful with loads to look at. The story is funny and has a twist that he loves, it's the first time he's giggled at a story and we've enjoyed reading it many times. This has quickly become a favourite.
4th February '18
I read it to Nathanwall aged 2 aged 2 & to Ellawall aged 5 aged 5
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth 9781406370805
5 stars
This is a great book, the illustrations are brilliant and funny. There's a great twist and it ends with a great message.
11th March '16
I read it to RosiePosey aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
A great story for any little ones who like big scary monsters. The illustrations are really rich and the story flows nicely. I thought my little 3 year old would be a bit scared by it but she wasn't at all. 
18th July '17
I read it to Macy aged 6 aged 6 & to Jaimee aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
We got this book as part of the book start scheme on my 3 year old daughters last day of pre school and it is a wonderful book. The illustrations are so bright and colourful and keep children's attention focused on the book. The story follows Alan and his teeth and him trying to find where he fits in. It is a story that won't become boring quickly and even my nearly 7 year old enjoyed it as a bed time story too.
30th March '16
I read it to JessicaLee aged 2 aged 2
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth 9781406370805
4 stars
We really enjoy this book.  The characters are all friendly and loveable - even the scary Alan.  Jess thinks it's really funny when she realises that he doesn't really have any teeth, after all the scaing he's been doing!  And we love the way the other animals get him to be less scary and they all become friends.  (I love the fact that it encourages good tooth cleaning!)
4th June '16
I read it to Harris02 aged 3 aged 3
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth 9781406370805
4 stars
At first glance I thought this book was just ok.  A sweet story with a twist in the tale (I won't give it away).  However my son (age 3) really enjoyed this story and actually it does lend itself to discussions about self-confidence, friendships and finding things we are good at.  I read this to a class of 5 year olds and they were equally riveted.  A good, fun all-rounder especially if children have a fascination with alligators/crocodiles or are resistant to brushing their teeth!!! 
7th April '17
I read it to AvaW aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
Alan the alligator is scary and he likes to scare everyone, but it turns out he has a not so scary secret. my daughter enjoyed this book and she enjoyed looking at the pictures. My daughter thought his not so scary secret was really funny. We liked the ending , as Alan became friends with the other animals, instead of scaring them all. It was a good length for little ones 
4th January '18
I read it to Soopa aged 3 aged 3
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth 9781406370805
4 stars
This book was given to my three year old as a Christmas gift from her nursery. I thought she might be a bit scared but she actually loved it and thought the alligator was really funny. It’s a nice story about how everything isn’t always as it seems. I love the illustrations and the colour. It’s a very appealing book. 
11th October '16
I read it to IRE aged 4 aged 4 , to TAME aged 2 aged 2 & to PFE aged 10 months aged 0
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth 9781406370805
3 stars
Great illustrations but a bit disappointed with the story. It also scared my 2 year old! Probably better for 3+ 
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