There's No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop by Jeanne Willis
  

There's No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop

Written by Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Matt Saunders

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The inimitable Jeanne Willis turns her attention to sibling rivalry in this witty and original picture book. Little Brother wants to play but Big Brother is determined to keep the treehouse all to himself so sends Little Brother off on a series of increasingly difficult tasks, only to be amazed and frustrated when Little Brother – cheerful and resourceful – brings him everything he’s asked for, from unicorn to Triceratops! But even Little Brother is stumped when Big Brother asks for a Snappenpoop. The fairytale set up builds to a surprising and satisfying conclusion that cleverly delivers a message for brothers (and sisters) everywhere, big and small. Matt Saunders’s illustrations are a delight too, bold, confident and he rises magnificently to the challenge of illustrating a Snappenpoop! ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

There's No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop by Jeanne Willis

A wonderfully unique story from award-winning author Jeanne Willis (The Bog Baby, The First Slodge). Packed with magical creatures and bossy siblings, this delightfully wicked cautionary tale is set to become a children's favourite. With stunning artwork from debut picture book illustrator Matt Saunders.

Little Brother wants to join in the fun with his sibling, but Big Brother won't let him play. Fetch me a Snappenpoop! says Big Brother. Then you can play ... But everybody knows there's no such thing as a Snappenpoop ... or IS there?

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Original, funny and quirky ... the twist in the Snappenpoop's tail will have all the family laughing. * - Lancashire Evening Post * Magical book ... Jeanne Willis is a storyteller extraordinaire and, debuting as a picture book artist, Matt Saunders

- wonderfully detailed, full of atmosphere. * - Jill R Bennett * A cautionary tale which is superbly told and which has a lovely ending, all illustrated with super pictures. * - Parents in Touch * A perfect bedtime read for siblings and one which encourages creativity and letting loose with your imagination. * - Picture Books Blogger * This story really is one to get the imagination working. * - Mama Mummy Me * It's funny and perfect for anyone that's got siblings! * - Winged Reviews * Packed full with magical creatures, children will enjoy this story, especially when the bossy big Brother gets his comeuppance! Be warned, older siblings! * - The Bookworm Baby * Look out for a dark twist to this cautionary tale about friendship and sharing, full of magical creatures, bossy siblings and gothic-influenced artwork. * - The Bookseller *

About the Author

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans, Herts, in 1959. As a young girl she sought adventures though writing comic strips and books. After completing a copywriting course at Watford Art College she went on to work in advertising. Today, Jeanne is an internationally renowned, full-time writer and has published over a hundred books - ranging from picture books including The Bog Baby and Who's in the Loo?, to YA, poetry and fiction. She has won several awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Silver Smarties Prize and has also been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.

Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Jeanne Willis
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Author's Website

jeannewillis.com/

Publisher

Little Tiger Press an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

11th August 2016

ISBN

9781848691872

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