My friends, Alexandre and Alexandra's son reading a book that my brother, Alex, wrote and illustrated called The Ugly Alligator--so many Alex's! His name is Florian, though, and the alligator's name is Daphne. He (Florian, not Daphne) lives with his family in France (his mother's home) and Germany (his father's home) and enjoys books about farms and animals in both French and German. But, it's the illustrations he's most fond of. His dad writes, ....he likes these books with lots of things to see - one page shows a construction side and one a farm and the next one would be a zoo.