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

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

Is he prowling for defenseless birds and soft, fuzzy bunnies? ls Snappsy a big, mean alligator who's obsessed with snack foods that start with the letter P? It's no wonder Snappsy won't invite the narrator to his party! Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) is an irreverent look at storytelling, friendship, and creative differences from a pair of rising stars in the picture book world.

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PRAISE FOR SNAPPSY THE ALLIGATOR (DID NOT ASK TO BE IN THIS BOOK) This is the first book for both Falatko and Miller, and it's an excellent one--Falatko's writing nimbly zigs and zags around Miller's bold, goofy cartoons. --Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW! More than merely meta, Snappsy is clearly a book, if not a protagonist, with bite. --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW! Falatko's debut picture book is atruly laugh-out-loud, mischievous romp, made gleefully goofier by Miller's straight-laced, deadpan animalcharacters. --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW! Filled with exploration-worthy detail... overdocumented youngsters may feel some sympathy for Snappsy, and audiences...will giggle at his battle with the overexcited narrator. --BCCB, STARRED REVIEW! This clever debut will renew faith in the possibilities of fourth-wall breaking. --The New York Times Kids will have a peek at how stories are made and an idea about how to start making up stories of their own. --The Boston Globe It's utterly irresistible, and I hope we see more from Snappsy in the future. --BookPage Falatko's debut book demonstrates the power of storytelling through words and pictures. --School Library Journal Distinguished by Falatko's ability to sustain the tension at length

About the Author

Julie Falatko loves, loves, loves to talk about books. She has a library science degree, is a frequent contributor to the Nerdy Book Club, was the picture book reviewer for the podcast Brain Burps About Books from 2011 to 2015, and she started a Little Free Library in front of her house to share books with neighbors. Julie lives in Maine with her husband, four children, and big-eared chiweenie dog. Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) is her first book. To learn more about Julie, please visit http: //juliefalatko.com/ or follow her on Twitter @juliefalatko. Tim Miller is serious about being funny. He studied Cartooning at the School of Visual Arts and now works on picture books that are both playful and absurd. Tim lives in Queens with his cat who did not ask to be mentioned in this bio. To see more of his artwork, please visit timmillerillustration.com.

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Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Julie Falatko
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Publisher

Viking Juvenile an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

3rd February 2016

ISBN

9780451469458


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