Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in this Blog Post!)

To say that I have been anticipating the release of this book would be an understatement. The concept of this hilarious new picture book is irresistible. A self-aware main character who wants absolutely no part of the book he is in? Sounds like meta-humor at its finest.

Snappsy the Alligator is your average (two-feet walkin’, pretzel snackin’, party plannin’) gator who just wants to go about his business. Unfortunately, he has become the main character in a book that HE DID NOT ASK TO BE IN! In fourth-wall breaking fashion, Julie Falatko gives readers back and forth banter between the Narrator and Snappsy, guaranteed to create big laughs. Tim Miller completes this book with brilliantly colored illustrations that are packed with amusing details on every page. With comedic timing like this, I can’t wait to read Snappsy the Alligator over and over with my class.

Written by: Julie Falatko
Illustrated by: Tim Miller
Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers
On Sale: February 2nd, 2016

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book!) release party at Books of Wonder. Julie and IMG_2146Tim lead a packed house in a read-aloud of this side-busting new picture book, showed young readers how to draw Snappsy, and took the time to chat with attendees. It was a great day full of energy, laughter, and some of Snappsy’s favorite snacks (starting with the letter P, of course).


Review Written by Paul Orsino

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