There's an Alligator Under My Bed is an adorable book about a boy who believes he has an alligator under his bed; the only problem is that when he looks under his bed, the alligator disappears. The boy sets a trap for the alligator, and is successful in luring the alligator into the garage, where the boy leaves a warning note for his Dad to read in the morning. Is there really an alligator under the bed? Who knows? This book would be a great book to read to kindergarten, first, and even second grade. All children are scared of monsters under their bed, and this boy tackles his fear head on. Plot could be introduced to the class using this book. Who are the characters? What is the problem in the story? What does the character do to try and resolve the problem? Does the problem get solved? There is a lot of imagination involved in this story, why not encourage your students to use their imagination? Have them write a short story about what they would do if there was an alligator under their bed.