Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever (Probably) (Hardcover)
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Snappsy (begrudgingly!) returns in this clever and hilarious follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book).
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. Friendship bracelets? Matching shirts? The sleepover of the century? Snappsy did not ask for any of the activities the chicken—his best friend forever?—is planning. This pitch-perfect sequel to Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) explores all the ways we get friendship wrong (and why it feels so magical when we get it right!).
About the Author
Julie Falatko loves friendship bracelets, friendship hats, and friendship pizza. She is always the first person to fall asleep at a sleepover. Julie is an author with a library degree who writes stories about misunderstood animals trying to find their place in the world. Julie lives in Maine with her family. To find out more about her books, please visit her at www.juliefalatko.com.
Tim Miller loves smoothies, reading by himself, and quiet evenings alone. He studied cartooning at the School of Visual Arts and now writes and illustrates children’s books to pay off his student loans. Tim lives in Queens with his girlfriend and three cats who are his best friends forever. To see a full list of his books, please visit timmillerillustration.com.
A Junior Library Guild Selection
PRAISE FOR SNAPPSY THE ALLIGATOR AND HIS BEST FRIEND FOREVER (PROBABLY):
"Falatko and Miller brilliantly add depth to the characters' story arc."
PRAISE FOR SNAPPSY THE ALLIGATOR (DID NOT ASK TO BE IN THIS BOOK):
"A charming, irreverent tale for independent-minded tots."
"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
"A silly, clever introduction to the idea of the unreliable narrator.”
—The Boston Globe
"One of the funniest picture books of the year. . . . utterly irresistible."
"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
"This one goes to the top of the meta-heap. Snappsy the Alligator is a wonderful exploration of subjectivity... and a lot of fun."
"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 Times bestselling author of Wolfie the Bunny and Boy + 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 bestselling author of Schools First Day of School
"Modern storytelling that never compromises, page after hilarious page."
—Bob Shea, author of Ballet Cat