Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book!)

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“Snappsy the Alligator looked hungrily at the other shoppers…”

This might not be what you’d expect in a picture book, but if you’re a fan of the snarky dark humor of I Want My Hat Back or That is NOT a Good Idea!, you should get moving to the nearest bookstore or library right now, because Snappsy will be speaking to you.

It’s not just that Snappsy is an alligator with a preference for foods beginning with the letter P.  It’s all about the obnoxious narrator’s take on Snappsy’s life.  Once Snappsy realizes the story is out of his control and the narrator thinks his life is boring, he decides to have a party to liven things up.  The narrator’s thoughts on this?  “Some kind of danceable music was playing.”

Whether you’re a teacher trying to explain points of view or unreliable narrators, or just a parent with a kid who’s got a dark sense of humor, you should find this book.  Use it as an educational tool or just laugh your heads off, but enjoy.

For more funny and/or snarky picture books, see here.

Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book!) – words by Julie Falatko, pictures by Tim Miller

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