Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever! (Probably)

By: Julie Falatko

Illustrator: Tim Miller

Snappsy the alligator wants nothing more than a quiet evening to himself, but a pesky chicken who insists he's Snappsy's best friend won't leave him alone.

ISBN: 9780425288658

JLG Release: Jan 2018


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School Library Journal

Snappsy the alligator is a homebody. He likes reading and hanging out at his place. Alone. When a chicken named Bert comes to a party at Snappsy’s house and doesn’t leave, the overly enthusiastic new friend plans nonstop entertainment and is constantly suggesting new ideas. “Wouldn’t it be fun to have a Best Friends Disco Bo Snappsy the alligator is a homebody. He likes reading and hanging out at his place. Alone. When a chicken named Bert comes to a party at Snappsy’s house and doesn’t leave, the overly enthusiastic new friend plans nonstop entertainment and is constantly suggesting new ideas. “Wouldn’t it be fun to have a Best Friends Disco Bonanza?!” They could get smoothies! Wear pizza hats! Have a sleepover! Snappsy finally loses it and tells Bert it’s time to go . . . only to discover that things are lonely without a BFF. Bert returns, chastened but happy, and ready to tone down the bro-fest. Falatko’s relatable story is told in prose that young readers will easily follow and that nicely captures the exasperation, zaniness, and love that at various times characterize friendship. The story is complemented by Miller’s expressive, colorful cartoons of the new buddies. VERDICT A read-aloud or read-alone treat. For a storytime about the importance of compromise with friends, pair this title with Jennifer Lanthier’s Hurry Up, Henry!Henrietta Verma, National Information Standards Organization, Baltimore

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In Snappsy the Alligator: Did Not Ask to Be in This Book (rev. 1/16), the offstage narrator turned out to be a chicken who barged in on Snappsy’s party at story’s end. In this equally wackadoo sequel, the chicken is narrating again, and this time he’s buttering up his subject (“Snappsy the alligator was the most inter In Snappsy the Alligator: Did Not Ask to Be in This Book (rev. 1/16), the offstage narrator turned out to be a chicken who barged in on Snappsy’s party at story’s end. In this equally wackadoo sequel, the chicken is narrating again, and this time he’s buttering up his subject (“Snappsy the alligator was the most interesting reptile in the whole world”) because he wants to spend the night at Snappsy’s place. The chicken has big plans for their Best Friends Sleepover—they’ll play pinochle, wear pizzas on their heads—but Snappsy would prefer a quiet night alone. Following some tense exchanges, Snappsy explodes, “I did not ask to have a sleepover! . . . I invited you to one party and you never left!” Underneath the entertaining odd-couple clashing lies a serious (well, semi-serious) point about taking a chance on friendship. As in this book’s predecessor, Miller’s cartoony art in a woozy green-and-purple-heavy color scheme harbors sly jokes that reward attentive viewers. Snappsy’s house, which resembles a dilapidated privy from the outside, is shown to be impossibly sprawling on the inside. One might conjecture that this is a comment on the folly of drawing conclusions based on appearances. nell beram

Book Details

ISBN

9780425288658

First Release

January 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

10 1/2" x 8"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

Level 2.2; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 550L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Viking

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

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