Jerry the Book-Loving Gator

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Keeping the Younger Ones Interested

Sometimes that's not necessarily the easiest task.  But with a pal like Jerry helping out, younger children will stay engaged.  


He's a darn good reader and can handle most any prose, but he's particularly fond of stories about extinct beasts - probably the reason he and Mr. Mike get along so well.

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Making Reading FUN!

He's adept at reciting Mr. Mike's poems.  He makes sure to recognize the author and illustrator of each book - and explaining to the children what that means.  He pauses after every page giving every child time to enjoy the illustations.


Like Mr. Mike, Jerry ends each program with High-Fives and Fist Bumps.

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The Oviraptor Sock Puppet

This is one of Jerry's friends, the Oviraptor.  She acts out a Mr. Mike story explaining how she was mistakenly named "egg thief" while teaching a valuable lesson on why you shouldn't pre-judge people...or dinosaurs.