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Snappsy the alligator (did not ask to be in this book!) / words by Julie Falatko ; pictures by Tim Miller.

Falatko, Julie, author. (Author). Miller, Tim, 1972- illustrator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library E F (Text) 33500012226445 Main Checked out 04/25/2018
Moorhead Public Library E F (Text) 33500012226437 Main Checked out 05/09/2018
Red Lake Falls Public Library e FAL (Text) 35500005761307 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451469458 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0451469453 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, published by Penguin Group, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Snappsy's ordinary day is interrupted by a meddling narrator"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 December #2
    *Starred Review* If only Snappsy the alligator could write his own book! Instead, a narrator is telling the story all wrong. Snappsy's just hungry—not "draggy" and "baggy." "Why is this rude narrator trying to make it seem like I need a nap?" the alligator complains. In spite of ongoing protests, the narrator continues to distort Snappsy's intentions—for example, making him out to be a vicious predator when all he wants to do is shop for groceries. "Oh, you are really cheesing me off," Snappsy snaps, putting a "No Narrators Allowed!" sign on his front door. When the narrator insists that the story is boring now, Snappsy feels pressured into throwing a party, since no amount of arguing will make the persistent narrator quit with the passive-aggressiveness. And lo and behold, such good fun is had by all that the narrator (revealed to be little brown turkey) asks herself over and concludes with one last bit of hopeful narration: "They were really looking forward to Snappsy throwing parties like this every week." Falatko's debut picture book is a truly laugh-out-loud, mischievous romp, made gleefully goofier by Miller's straitlaced, deadpan animal characters. Don't dismiss this as fluff, either, for there are clever undertones about the pitfalls of exaggeration, misrepresentation, even appropriation. Well, that's Snappsy for you—always up to something. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Julie Falatko loves, loves, loves to talk about books. She has a library science degree, is a frequent contributor to the Nerdy Book Club, was the picture book reviewer for the podcast Brain Burps About Books from 2011 to 2015, and she started a Little Free Library in front of her house to share books with neighbors. Julie lives in Maine with her husband, four children, and big-eared chiweenie dog.Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) is her first book. To learn more about Julie, please visit or follow her on Twitter @juliefalatko.

Subject: Alligators > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Books and reading
Humorous stories.
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Alligators & Crocodiles.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship.
JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries.
Alligators > Juvenile fiction.
Storytelling > Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading
Humorous stories.

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