IMG_1778small-423x440To all the fans of “Alligator Pie”, we have a special treat for you. During Family Literacy Week we ran a fun contest where entrants had to write an alternate verse for “Alligator Pie”. The entries we received were so good; we just had to share them!

Here are some unique alternate versus created by our Telling Tales Facebook Friends.

Alligator nap, alligator nap,
If I don’t get one I think I’m going to snap!
Give away my fuzzy socks, take my knit cap,
But don’t take away my alligator nap. Zzzzzz

by Suzanne Denomme-McGreal

(Said from the point of view of the Alligator)
Crocodile pie, crocodile pie,
Wouldn’t you like to give it a try?
Take it from me, why would I lie?
‘Gator can’t compete with crocodile pie!

by Kara Martina

Alligator popsicles, alligator popsicles,
If I don’t get some I think I’m going to dropsicle!
Take away my chocolate, take away my gum-sicles,
But don’t take away my alligator popsicles!

by Matt Leaf

Kangaroo cake, kangaroo cake,
If I don’t get some, I think I’m going to shake.
Take away the muffin, give away my rake,
But don’t take away my kangaroo cake.

by Kimberly Liska

Alligator snow, alligator snow,
If I don’t get some I think I’m going to blow.
Give away my coat, take my mitts,
But don’t take away my alligator snow.

by Mary Beth Ledden

Alligator bread, alligator bread.
If I don’t get some I think I’ll lose my head!
Give away my comfy pillow, give away my bed,
But don’t take away my alligator bread.

by Sarah Robinson Knoll

Alligator flour, alligator flour,
If I don’t get some I think I’m going to be sour.
Give away my power, give away my tower,
But don’t give away my Alligator flour.

by Janice Simms

All of this snow, all of this snow,
Oh how we wish it’d melt away and go!!
Take away the ice and the wind that blows…
Time for spring raindrops and tulips in a row.

by Angela Kerr

Alligator drink, alligator drink,
Raise a glass and with a wink,
Take a sip and pour it down the sink.
You can keep this alligator drink!

by Barbara Fanson

Alligator cheese, alligator cheese,
If I don’t get some I think I’m going to freeze.
Take away my French fries, take away my knees,
But don’t take away my alligator cheese.

by Amanda Jary

Alligator cake, alligator cake,
If I don’t get some I’ll have to learn to bake!
Take away my flowers, take away my take,
But don’t take away my alligator cake!

by Jennifer Currie

Alligator chips, alligator chips,
If I don’t get some I am gonna have a snips.
Give away my shiny lips, give away my waitress tips,
But don’t give away my alligator chips.

by Carey Hurst

A signed copy of “Alligator Pie”!

A signed copy of “Alligator Pie”!

Thanks to all of our Facebook friends for having fun with this contest and being so creative! Who knew there were so many delectable alligator recipes? Congratulations to Suzanne Denomme-McGreal, because of her “alligator nap” verse, she won a SIGNED copy of the 40th anniversary edition of “Alligator Pie” by Dennis Lee!