New Review for Rhoda the Alligator

Rhoda the Alligator by Bob Graham was given a glowing review by Cassandra M’s Place, read the review here!

Rhoda the Alligator by Bob Graham

A Read-Out-Loud Book to Delight and Teach Good Manners Level One I Can Read book. Rhoda the Alligator is the debut read-out-loud children’s book by former U.S. Senator (Florida) Bob Graham. The book tells the story of Rhoda, a uniquely colored alligator who is trying to find her place in the wild world of the Florida Everglades National Park. Filled with beautiful illustrations, Rhoda the Alligator teaches pre-school and kindergarten children about the beauty of our differences and the hurt that bullying can inflict.
Teach your 4-6 year-old the importance of diversity and the environment. Rhoda is born with a distinct color unlike any other alligator in the Everglades. She is blue and orange, shining with colors. Rhoda’s parents celebrate her brightness. However, when Rhoda meets the other young gators in the Everglades she is bullied because of her appearance. Using powerful lessons from her environment, Rhoda is able to overcome the hurt and hardship, embrace her true colors, and educate and transform her bullies.
Rhoda the Alligator teaches your child the importance of self-love, respect and friendship. And, this read-out-loud book highlights the beauty of our national parks and what makes them so important. Rhoda’s experiences will help children:

Feel confident in their own skinRespect those who are differentCherish our national parksIf you and your child have read books such as Strictly No Elephants, Seeds and Trees, Be Kind, Stick and Stone, May I Please Have a Cookie, or Zack’s Alligator; you will love Bob Graham’s Rhoda the Alligator. 

About the Author

Daniel Robert “Bob” Graham is an American politician and author who served as the 38th governor of Florida from 1979 to 1987 and a United States Senator from Florida from 1987 to 2005, and is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in Coral Gables, Florida, Graham won election to the Florida Legislature after graduating from Harvard Law School. After serving in both houses of the Florida Legislature, Graham won the 1978 Florida gubernatorial election, and was re-elected in 1982. In the 1986 Senate elections, Graham defeated incumbent Republican Senator Paula Hawkins.

He helped found the Democratic Leadership Council and eventually became Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Graham ran for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, but dropped out before the first primaries. He declined to seek re-election in 2004 and retired from the Senate.

Graham served as co-chair of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling and as a member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and the CIA External Advisory Board. He works at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Florida. He also served as Chairman of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD proliferation and terrorism. Through the WMD policy center he advocates for the recommendations in the Commission’s report, “World at Risk.” In 2011, Graham published his first novel, the thriller, The Keys to the Kingdom. He has also written three nonfiction books: Workdays: Finding Florida on the Job, Intelligence Matters, and America: The Owner’s Manual.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra’s Review-  A really creative outlook an a beautiful place.  By taking the reader to a new location and showing them that acceptance can be found anywhere this book is going to be perfect for little readers but adults can benefit from the message as well.  


Rhoda the Alligator

Level One I Can Read book. Rhoda the Alligator is the debut read-out-loud children’s book by former U.S. Senator (Florida) Bob Graham. The book tells the story of Rhoda, a uniquely colored alligator who is trying to find her place in the wild world of the Florida Everglades National Park. Filled with beautiful illustrations, Rhoda the Alligator teaches pre-school and kindergarten children about the beauty of our differences and the hurt that bullying can inflict.

Teach your 4-6 year-old the importance of diversity and the environment. Rhoda is born with a distinct color unlike any other alligator in the Everglades. She is blue and orange, shining with colors. Rhoda’s parents celebrate her brightness. However, when Rhoda meets the other young gators in the Everglades she is bullied because of her appearance. Using powerful lessons from her environment, Rhoda is able to overcome the hurt and hardship, embrace her true colors, and educate and transform her bullies.

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