Georgina & Immie W.
We loved this book! Such a great sequel to the first and so the characters were familiar to my little girl now. It’s a clever story and a great idea to have a magic map that means you can travel all over the world with the characters! This trip was to Italy!
We adore this book and all its wonder and magic it brings to the imagination....... Looking forward to the next one
The grandchildren are loving it. My grandson who is 5 is animal & dinosaur mad. Sarah who is 7 is engrossed in them.
My granddaughter, Presli absolutely loves it. She can’t wait for the next book.
Delightful books - a perfect gift!
This lovely book has not yet been road tested as it is far too nice to send to Santa to get lost in the crowd. Unfortunately with the restrictions it may be a little while before it reaches our granddaughter.
It is a very well produced book with a charming easily readable text and great illustrations. Set in on theme of class room sharing and gentle adventure it is not frightening and easy to understand.
Highly recommended for early readers and listeners with a good imagination I can’t wait for a chance to give it to her.
I bought this book for a friend, whose grandson was having his 1st Birthday. I had already bought it for my own grandson and knew this book would be a perfect gift. My friend had read the book to both her grandchildren who thought the story was magical. I also bought the activity set for the older brother which was very much appreciated when his brother had his birthday presents to open. It was nice to be told my grandchildren’s names were included in the back of the book.
We have so much fun using the magic map and DIY stick puppets when reading the story!
I just love it when a story grabs My daughter’s attention and she comfortably and happily listens along trying to interact. So we highly recommend it and can’t wait for the next book to come out!
Violet aged 5 really loved this book, the story is fabulous and the illustrations are absolutely stunning! A must read for younger children.
I couldn’t recommend this book and activity pack more as both an educational professional and a mother.
The story is brilliant as it works on many levels. It shows the main character starting a new school, which a child might relate to when starting school and can open up a discussion about how they might be feeling. The story is also based around characters that have links to different countries. This makes learning about countries and continents easier as it gives them a context.
The illustrations are also stunning and very engaging. My daughters absolutely love them.
Then finally the activity pack that you can purchase alongside the book is so thoughtful put together and has such a great deal of educational value.
Such a magical book that allowed my little one to explore his imagination, his passion for animals and help develop his knowledge and understanding of the world. I loved the premise of having a magical map. A central object helped him to hook on to the story. Having just turned three, his concept of ‘America’ is not yet there but it’s a book that will grow with him and aid his understanding of travel, cultures and the globe. He did however love identifying the animals and naming them. We loved sharing the story and look forward to further adventures!
It’s was brilliant great story me and cally both enjoyed it and learnt at lot. We then carried on to the activities park which we loved doing together can wait for the rest of the series
I have no words to explain this wonderful product. Just loved it. Keep updating with new products.
This book is beautiful and it’s one of our favourite stories! The activity pack has provided hours of fun for my little one!
This book has become one of my sons favourite. He absolutely loves the illustrations and we have to talk about the animals. I love how much he engages with this book as he’s never shown much interest before (despite me trying) he always grabs his little wooden alligator to read it too. Makes me so happy. The story is fabulous and so well written.
I absolutely love EVERYTHING about this book. From the activity pack, to the illustrations, to the story. The book caused my children and I to have a lot of conversations about where they would go if they had a magic map, and what they would do when they got there. I cannot recommend this book to you enough! Great for kids through age 9!!!
I am Nicny, I received this amazing adventurous story book about Alex the Alligator and his friend's Ms.Betsy Bee, Ms.Dilly Duck, and Mr.Felix Fox and their adventure to America via Alex's "Magic Map"! written by Sarah and Illustrated by Jo de. I missed my younger cousins so much, due to COVID I can't travel to see them. I ordered the same book and a set of activity pack to be delivered to my lovely cousin Riley 7 years old, and his brother 2 years old, so I can read it to them online! This is an amazing story book for kids! It is easy to read and each page is filled with amazing vibrant illustration! it brought so much smile and joy to me and my cousins, we would love to go for an adventure together all by ourselves!! How we wished we have a magic map too! I love you Sarah and Jo de!
This book is amazing and my daughter loves it and also the activities that you get, is just amazing to add onto the story
This book has come with so many surprises!
I loved it. My four year old boy loved it! The story, the characters, illustrations and little thought behind such as the class! I absolutely loved the concept of class! The diversity and a class to incorporate the needs of various different (animal) students!
The story was so engaging for my little boy! The story takes you around the world with friends!
He was particularly excited by the magic map, personal letters, message signed by author and activity kit!
The activity kit is also super engaging and has many great activity and even little puppets!
The author, Sarah is such a wonderful and warm person. She added her personal touch to everything.
This is our first author signed book and we are going to cherish it forever!
Sarah, is a warm kind hearted person which is reflected in her story and her little gestures that really add so much value!
We loved every bit of it!
Thank you Sarah for going out of the way to make the book and our experience with it so special!
Alex looks so cute and cuddly! I loved the activity book too!
Lovely book. Great activity pack too. Beautiful illustrations.
Lovely book and the activity pack was good
My 4yo enjoyed this book a lot, she especially loved the map in the activity pack.
We absolutely love this book! My son loves the idea of going to different countries as he loves maps. I love the illustrations and think they are super cute for the story! All round a brilliant read for the family.
It is such a lovely book, plot and drawings. I bought it for our first Grandchild, due any time, and I didn’t realise it works so well as we live a good distance away from them and would love to be able to visit that easily .
So pleased I bought it .
I bought this book for my grandchildren, good quality and well worth the money, they loved the story and the activity pack, would highly recommend.
Alanna and her big sister love reading this book together and talking all about the adventures of Alex and his friends. They've drawn their own maps and go off on adventures inspired by Alex. Really lovely book and great illustrations.
My grandson loved this book.
He can’t wait to read about the next adventure.
Hi Sarah & Jo I was very pleased with my purchase of Alex Alligator and Friends.The book was for our granddaughter celebrating her 6th Birthday.She was absolutely thrilled on opening her present, especially when she spotted you had very kindly written a message for her.Arrived on time too Thank you very much
Beautiful illustrations and different from the normal book.
So very pleased with the book, really lovely story and beautifully illustrated, I was also lucky to have it signed, would definitely recommend this book. Thank you.
I ordered for my German grandchildren who are learning English and they loved it. The pictures and wording excited them so made it more interesting. If you ever do a Christmas one I would definitely buy it for them.
My grandchildren loved the book and can’t wait for the next one!!
We love this book! My 5 year old and 3 year old love the adventure story and the illustrations are lovely. We enjoy reading the story over and over again and acting it out with the puppets. We also made our own magic map to have our own adventures and find out about different countries across the world.
I purchased it for a little friend I haven't seen the book but her Nan says she loves it. I will get to see it after lockdown has ended and we are allowed to meet up.
I bought this book for my grandchildren Evie & Elias. As I am shielding, my son reads this book & uses the map to explain where Alex and his friends are. The joy on their faces whilst the story is told, tells me I have made the right choice.
My granddaughters loves Alex and his friends, love the pictures also
Hayley, Hollie & Charlie W.
My kids both loved this book. My son said he can not wait to find out more and they both really liked the map.
The cute pictures are so lovely too!
This book is an instant classic in our house, we love the story of adventure through 4 gorgeous characters, who are brought to life through beautiful illustrations.
Isabelle & T.
We adore this book Alex’s adventures into his map are bound to continue and we can’t wait to read them! ❤️
Georgina & Immie W.
My little girl really enjoyed the story and loved the idea of a magic map. Once we finished creating it I gave her the activity pack which contained the map from the study and character puppets. My little girl thought this was brilliant and played with them straight away. Lovely story and illustrations.
Michelle & Ivy L.
Brilliant book, I love the activities which came with it too, I love to make a book last longer than its story so this was a perfect extension of the story. Thank you so much. Xx
Joanne & Alexander H.
This book is full of adventure and exciting!
My son who is also called Alexander loves the story and picks it nearly every night for a bedtime story, it’s beautifully illustrated and the story sucks you in!
Highly recommend for young children of all ages.
much enjoyed by our 5 year old g/daughter
Alex the Alligator and Friends is a lovely story with great illustrations. The illustrations provide lots of topics of conversation for young children to enjoy.
The story teaches children about friends and friendships. An adorable book
I bought this book because I just love Sarah's positivity! It's bursting with rainy day activities and which we're looking forward to completing. The idea of a magic map is a wonderful idea ( especially during lockdown) A strong positive message shines through about embracing our differences. Great book. Gentle and playful illustrations add softness. Lovely! Thank you! My photo would'nt upload I'm sorry x
This is a fabulous book, ivy absolutely loves it and the bonus for me is the activities which come with it. I love that you can extend on the story with the activity pack. We can't wait for the next ones. We even made our very own map. Thank you.
Absolutely loved this book and cannot wait to explore all the characters further! When’s the next book out? ..... xx
My daughter is obsessed with this book! It's read at least 6 times a day including twice at bedtime! It has such great adventures and really allows children to imagine themselves in the story. Illustrations are really cute too! Can't wait for more in the series.
Thank you so much for the lovely book we received just in time for Easter. Rufus loves it and both children had great fun with the colouring and the puppets.
Such a lovely book with fun illustrations. Can’t wait to share it with my little granddaughter.
I gave this to my grandaughter Who is 3 almost 4 and she totally loved it.
Such a beautiful little book bringing Alex the Alligator and his friends to life as he starts school, visits family, travels the world and has an adventure, all within this short story! A super read - thank you.
A really lovely story xxxx
My grandaughter Emma 5 loved her book so much ....she loved seeing her name on the book and noticed it even in the credits list too. It has sparked an interest in her to learn about the world so we now got her an atlas. She loved the map and the puppets. One very happy little girl ....thank you
Thanks for the amazing book guys, such lovely illustrations and a wonderful story. We’re excited to hear about the other characters
Sofia received the book for her birthday along with the kind letter, note and candle. She loves the book and I think she will probably read it to me, her grandma, over Skype ♥️
Such a lovely book I thoroughly recommend, thank you so much!
"Alex Alligator & Friends- The Magic Map" is such a sweet book. Not only is the story a fun-filled adventure, but the illustrations are so precious.
I bought this for my son and daughter, because we will be moving soon, and they too will have to make new friends. My six year old really loves the book. She said, "[It's] fun! I like the magic map you can jump into." The book also came with a bonus activity pack. It contained character stickers and a puppet making kit! My daughter had so much fun coloring and making the puppets. Each puppet (four total) is a character from the book. She spent a solid hour creating her own puppet shows with these characters. That's a big win in this mama's book!
My 2 year old nephew absolutely loves this book he gets it read to him nearly every night and always gets so involved with the characters thanks for the great book love it xxx
Fantastic book with beautiful illustrations. All 3 of my kids loved the story, especially Alex with his magic map. They were talking about all the places they could visit if they would have a map like that. Can't wait for the next book. :)
My 4yr old son, "Big T" said after reading this together, "That was a really great one. I love it!" As for me, I fell in love with the illustrations! The text is lovely, simple, and engaging and kept both my toddlers interested. Can't wait for more stories!
This is a wonderful book full of exciting colourful characters brought to life through the wonderful illustrations of Jo de Ruiter. I bought the book for little people but couldn’t help turning the pages myself and discovering the adventures of Alex Alligator and Felix Fox etc. I loved it. So easy to read out loud and for children to lose themselves in different worlds and learning along the way. I almost kept it for myself.
thanks for the book, it's great, we adore it - me and my little girl. we read it every day for a good night, and for good morning also :) it's one of our favorite
My 5 year old and 2 year old both absolutely love this book. We have read it many times since we have recieved it and it's still very much enjoyed :)
The illustrations are just beautiful and the story itself is fun and a lovely read. I like that it includes cute little animals as well. Brilliant book!
My son loves this story. He will only let me read to him at bedtime just now but he loves the pictures and try’s to tell me what they are. Would highly recommend this book. I love this story too.
I bought this book for my before
nephew and niece who are son turning 4 so will be starting school this coming September. I didn't read right through the book but looked through and read a little. It looks to be an excellent book for this age and well suited to either a boy or girl. I hope they will be excited to get the next book in the series. They live in different cities so I thought it would be a nice thing to connect the two kids and their families.....
We have loved reading about the adventures of Alex the Alligator and his friends. We really enjoy looking at maps and places around the world so this was a great book for us.
It then throws in a bit of magic and adventure so my girls were hooked!
We will look forward to more books in the series.
Fantastic book. A lovely story and beautiful illustrations. My four year old boy loves it! Richard
I got this book for my niece and it's beautiful! Love the illustrations and looking forward to more characters being developed :-)
Brilliant book to read to the boys. An engaging relatable story with fantastic illustrations.
I bought Alex the Alligator for my nephews and read it to them - they loved it, and I loved it! The illustrations are beautiful and we are all looking forward to see what Alex and his friends have in store for their next adventure!
Our 3 and 7 year old children both loved this book! They were really engaged with the adventures and characters of the story by Sarah and the fantastic, colourful, illustrations by Jo. There are very much looking forward to the next book! Thank you Sarah and Jo, very talented people with wonderful gifts to share with young children.
My kids love Alex the Alligator and friends! We like talking about all the different characters and what they like to do. The illustrations are particularly charming and I really appreciate the concept behind the book that explores different countries and embraces differences and individuality amongst the characters. We really look forward to more adventures with Alex Alligator!
James Taylor Illustration J.
What a fantastic book! We all loved it especially my son Noah.
The illustrations are beautiful and the story lays the world and concept out in a really engaging and entertaining way.
We can’t wait for the next adventure!
Alex the Alligator is such a sweet and beautifully illustrated story. As a mom and teacher it is such a powerful tool that can be used to create conversation and encourage critical thinking and development on a range of topics from general knowledge to tougher emotional issues such as dealing with change. All children should have the opportunity to get to know Alex and his friends. I know our household can't wait to go on the next adventure with Felix.
Such a great book with stunning illustrations. Our little girl will grow up loving this book. We can't wait for more in the series.
Our daughter was delighted with Alex Alligator & friends book. The book is utterly charming and visually stunning. It gets the balance between strong characters and positive narrative just right. We cannot wait for the next adventure and to carry on in this amazing adventure with Alex and his crew.
THANK YOU for the books and the lovely message for my son. I've read it to him twice and it kept his attention which is brilliant. He got the names of the characters quickly. At the moment I don't think he understands the concept of a map and so it's great he will learn some basic geography :-) I think it's a super cool story and can't wait to hear the Felix Fox adventure!! X
Fantastic book! Devon has read it every night in bed since we got it! Can’t wait for the next one to come one!
A really lovely book with beautiful and interesting characters and little tidbits of information to educate children. Can't wait for the next one !!
My son loves this book and has become a firm favourite!!
Can not wait for the next one!
This is a lovely book that both my children enjoy reading. It is beautifully illustrated with some gorgeous little details. My 18 month old loves to listen to it and point to her favourite animals whilst my 5 year old loves the classroom page and can spend ages looking for the different animals and finding an animal for each letter of the alphabet. He is especially fascinated by the narwhal! We can’t wait to read more of these!!
Maxine, Mum and KS1/Early Years Teacher.
You've been endorsed by your target audience. We always let our son choose his bedtime story and tonight's request was Alex Alligator & Friends. He has lots of books and it was totally unprompted.
Alex Alligator & Friends
We love to hear all your reviews! Thank you Sarah & Jo x