Submitted by Ms. Tess!
Snappsy the Alligator by Julie Falatko with pictures by Tim Miller is the perfect way to introduce a child to the literary conceit of an unreliable narrator (and breaking the “fourth wall”)… The narrator of this story tells us about Snappsy as he goes about his day, but Snappsy can hear the whole thing, and doesn’t really care for how he’s being portrayed! Snappsy is going grocery shopping, and buys pudding, peanut butter, pita bread, and popcorn. Clearly he’s obsessed with eating things that begin with the letter P! “It’s just a coincidence,” Snappsy assures us. Now Snappsy is sitting in his house, eating a sandwich, reading a book. And he’s still in there… sitting… still in there… Oh! Now he’s planning a party! “I was just having a normal day! And suddenly you were talking about what I was doing, so I’m throwing a party to make things more interesting! I hope you’re happy!” Snappsy exasperatedly exclaims! The party kicks off and it’s going swimmingly! Yep it sure looks like fun in there… Music, snacks, baloons… must be a really good time… “Oh, all right! You can come in!” Snappsy tells the narrator! Have a party with this fun alligator, and his funny narrator, in this book! See this book listed in our catalog
Great post, thank you so much for sharing.