Brooke C is the author of the Wimps of the Wild series. She lives in the Rocky Mountains, where the lack of oxygen in the high altitude makes the wild animals sleepy—so it’s safe for her to hike and study them for her stories!
She may not be a total wimp, but she’s definitely afraid of sharks, snakes, and chickens (which are really tiny dinosaurs!).
Brooke C lives with three children, one husband, two dogs, three fish, and one snail named Bob.
Visit brookec.com to share your stories about being a wimp or being wild.
Wimps of the Wild, Book 1: Gator Getters
Children's Early Middle-Grade
“Adventure and a bit of social awareness combine in a compelling book for young readers.” —Kirkus Reviews
Purple Dragonfly Award Winner in 2 categories, 2023!
Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Silver Metal 2023!
IAN Book of the Year Finalist, 2023!
The last thing scaredy-cat Izzy wants to do is sneak baby alligators into her house. But when her friend Joey begs her to save the alligators’ lives, Izzy faces her fears and finds enough compassion and courage to rescue the gators.
Izzy, along with Joey and her brother Sam, discover a nest of baby alligators stranded after the Gator Getters carted their mama away. This leaves the hatchlings defenseless against adults who don’t like the thought of gators running loose in their cul-de-sac.
Izzy, Sam, and Joey hatch a plan to save the baby gators before any parents—or worse, a hungry chef—get to them first. However, when Joey gets grounded, Izzy must drag Sam on a wild adventure through town to get the gators to safety and back to their mama.