Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Snagglegrollop by Daniel Postgate and Nick Price (Chicken House Books)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:00 AM Labels: Chicken House Books, Daniel Postgate, Nick Price, The Snagglegrollop
Written by Daniel Postgate
Illustrated by Nick Price
Published by Chicken House Books
What on EARTH is a Snagglegrollop? You may well ask - and in this fun story from Daniel Postgate and Nick Price, you'll find out. Snagglegrollops, you see, are highly prized as pets so when Sam, a young boy, isn't allowed to have a dog or a cat, he innocently asks whether his doting parents might find houseroom for a Snagglegrollop instead.
They're genuinely surprised when the boy bring one home. It's a rather natty creature with great table manners and none of the usual dog-and-cat aversions to keeping clean.
In fact there's really only one thing better than a Snagglegrollop - as Charlotte found out part-way through the book. Enter the Quibblesnuff, a sassy and rouged-lipped gorgeous creation belonging to Sam's friend Emily.
"She's so beautiful!" - Charlotte, aged 6
You can find out what happens when a Snagglegrollop and a Quibblesnuff meet once you read the story yourself. Fabulous fun splicing together a story dealing with childhood requests for pets or their imaginary friends. Loved Nick's illustrations too, so beautiful and full of cool little snaggle-details!
Charlotte's best bit: The Quibblesnuff
Daddy's Favourite bit: Brilliant fun for tiddlers, beautifully illustrated and told