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


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.


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 in general will giggle at his battle with the overexcited narrator. BCCB, STARRED REVIEW! 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; by Miller s savory palette... and by the unvoiced suggestion that when fiction is working well, a character can take on a life of his or her own. Horn Book Magazine It s utterly irresistible, and I hope we see more from Snappsy in the future. BookPage 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 This one goes to the top of the meta-heap.Snappsy the Alligator is a wonderful exploration of subjectivity... and a lot of fun. Shelf Awareness If a pesky narrator did THAT to ME, I'D bite 'em right on the *AHEM* Great job with your creative conflict resolution, Snappsy! Ame Dyckman, New York Timesbestselling author ofWolfie the BunnyandBoy + Bot Adam Rex didn't ask to be on this book either. But despite being a mean man who generally dislikes debut authors he is a fan of Snappsy the Alligator. Adam Rex, New York Times bestsellingauthor of Schools First Day of School Modern storytelling that never compromises, page after hilarious page. Bob Shea, author of Ballet Cat

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: // 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

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40 pages


Julie Falatko
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Viking Juvenile an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

3rd February 2016



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