~I received Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever (Probably) for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Snappsy the Alligator is back and this time in Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever (Probably) written by Julie Falatko and illustrated by Tim J. Miller. We love to see Snappsy and his grumpy and a little bit irritated attitude because we have all been there. He wants to be all alone…at least he thinks he wants to be all alone.
Now, these two rising picture book stars return with SNAPPSY THE ALLIGATOR AND HIS BEST FRIEND FOREVER (PROBABLY), on sale October 3, 2017, in which Snappsy reprises his role as a disgruntled protagonist. In their latest adventure, Snappsy and his loyal narrator discover the trials and error of friendship. You see, all Snappsy wants is a quiet evening to himself, but this pesky chicken (who insists he’s Snappsy’s best friend) won’t leave him alone. Friendship bracelets? Matching shirts? The sleepover of the century? Snappsy did not ask for any of this, but he might just be surprised at how nice it can be to have a friend.With humor and sympathy, this giggle-inducing readaloud illuminates a situation we have all faced at some point—how sometimes, when we want a best friend so badly, we can come on too strong and overstep boundaries—as well as how magical it can feel when we get friendship right. Packed with silly, mischievous fun, kids won’t be able to hold back the laughs when reading this hilarious, pitch-perfect sequel to one of the funniest books of 2016.
Both my 5 and 8 year old daughters love Snappsy! They love how grumpy he can seem and they love how he always comes around in the end. This book would be especially great at bed time since chicken wants them to have a fabulous sleepover together which is just the thing best friends do. My girls are at an age they are obsessed with sleepovers. The illustrations perfectly accompany the story of these inevitable best friends. Lil Sis always erupts into giggles when we get to the part about temporary tattoos and we see Rooster covered in them. A fabulously fun family read before bed!