Placed #66 on the list of the 100 Most Important Canadian Books in the Literary Review of Canada, March 2006 issue:
"Here is the book that put Canadian children's literature on the map. No wonder adults who grew up on this book love to read it to their own children."
- Literary Review of Canada
"Dennis Lee's rollicking classic children's poem is one of four Alligator Tales in this new series, repackaged for toddlers by Key Porter. One poem (mostly) to a book on tough, glossy, easy-to-clean cardboard stock, with charming new illustrations from award-winning Argentine illustrator Nora Hilb."
-The Globe & Mail
"Collectively called Alligator Tales, these are designed specifically for infants and toddlers with clever, colourful artwork by one of Argentina's top illustrators, Nora Hilb. Lee's poetry delights in musical rhythms and easy rhymes that even the youngest book-lovers will enjoy. These are sure to be a popular offering."
-Winnipeg Free Press
"A new series of four comfortably small board books from Key Porter Kids features short selections from Lee's classics, bringing those infectious, giggly rhymes to the very smallest poetry fans… Nora Hilb…has matched Lee's text with a tender hand… With this series, Lee has barely begun to open his treasure chest of baby- and toddler-worthy rhymes: here's hoping for more."
-Quill & Quire