Thursday, November 3, 2011

You bet they were...

Snip Snap What's That?
Mara Bergman (author)
Nick Maland (illustrator)

Genre: children's, picture book
Pages: 32
Age: 4 years and up
Rating: ****1/2
Publication: 2005

I was going through Goodread's, marking books I have read, and came across this jewel.  I had totally forgotten about this book.  Sadly, my kids haven't read it in a while.  First....

Snip, Snap  What's That? is a picture book following three kids as they come in contact with a giant alligator.  The gator is going through the apartment wrecking the place.  The kids, of course, are scared.  Without giving the end away, the kids must deal with their fear...and the gator.

Snip Snap!: What's That?I love this book.  We had to buy it after checking it out a dozen times from the library.  It's a wonderful read aloud book.  The kids love the flow and rhyme of the story.  They also love the repetition of ,"you bet they were".  After two or three readings the kids will be shouting out their part.  I love taking it to school when I read to the class, the more kids the better.  They pick up real quick to yell "You bet they were".  For added effect slam the book shut, loudly, when you get to the full 2 page spread of the gator's face.  Kids fall over with giggles.  It's not scary at all just fun.

This is an older book, but I love it so much I wanted to share it with you.


1 comment:

Fairday Morrow said...

I have never heard of this book- but it sounds wonderful. I will have to check it out. I love that kids will want to shout out their parts- how fun!

Thanks for sharing.

Love the Simpsons clips! One of my favorite shows! That Modern Family episode had me in stitches. HILARIOUS!!

Thanks for sharing.