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Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) by Julie Falatko Book Review

Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) by Julie Falatko
Illustrations by Tim Miller
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February 2, 2016

Snappsy the alligator is trying to have a normal day, but there appears to be a narrator whose version of events are rather sensationalized. Snappsy isn't a big, mean alligator obsessed with prowling for defenseless birds and soft, fuzzy bunnies. He is not obsessed with snack foods that start with the letter P. Then again, maybe he is. But there is no way the narrator is going to be invited to his party.

In the style of The Monster at the End of this Book and Mo Willem's We Are in a Book (the illustrations look a lot like Willem's too), this fourth-wall breaking story is a nice giggle. With adorable illustrations, readers will quickly be sucked into the banter between one unwilling alligator and his pushy narrator. I especially like when Snappsy gets angry with the narrator for trying to predict what will happen. This would also make a great book for teaching young children about narration and tone.


1 comments:

jilannehoffmann.com said...

I just read this book and love it! Snappsy (and the narrator) are lovable voices in this story.