Thursday, August 05, 2010

Review Thursday: The Snagglegrollop

The Snagglegrollop
By Daniel Postgate (Author)
And Nick Price (Illustrator)
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd (May 4, 2009)
ISBN-10: 1906427003
ISBN-13: 978-1906427009
Price: RM32.90 US5.58

Sam wants a pet but his parents don't want a dog or cat so Sam asks if he can have a snagglegrollop.  His parents laughingly agree, but when a real snagglegrollop turns up, it means they have to let Sam keep it.  The snagglegrollop is fun, huge, hairy, and hungry, but also lonely - until Sam's friend Emily decides she wants a pet too...

This is a silly, fun story, with FANTASTIC illustrations.  It's not educational; it's pure fun.  If you want to encourage your kids to read, this is the book to encourage them.

The book is aimed at Kindy kids, so think ages 4 to 6.  If you want to peek inside, check Amazon.


dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oooo, I want one!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

He looks to be quite a character.

Mishkat said...

I love children's books - especially the illustrations! This one looks great.

Brian said...

I don't think I've ever seen a Snagglegrollop in my backyard...yet!

TK and Pip said...

I love the cover art!

Jennifer Oberth said...

How cute is that. I bet it is a fun read! Love the picture of the Snagglegrollop.

Admiral Hestorb said...

My mommy has several books like that. I'm afraid she got them for HER!


Snagglegrollop -- what a creature!



Pam said...

I think I need a Snagglegrollop. I think taking care of it would be cheaper than taking care of my kids!