Books & Reading

Snappy Birthday by Mark Sperring

We were recently sent a lovely new picture book, Snappy Birthday….

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Snappy Birthday

One day an invitation
Came to number 24.
It was from a next-door neighbour
Who they’d never met before.

The children can’t wait – a birthday party? What fun! But their next-door neighbour is not all he seems. For starters, there’s his large snout and very sharp teeth. Not to mention his scaly skin . . . Yes, there’s no two ways about it, he’s definitely a CROCODILE. Erm, crocodiles don’t eat children, do they?

Publishes in paperback 15 January 2015, priced £6.99

This is a fun story that draws you in, and keeps you smiling and gasping….

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This one makes us giggle. The illustrations are just brilliant, bright, colourful and with little details on each page that the children take in whilst I read to them. It’s a story that’s short enough to hold Little Man’s attention, at 2, and with enough peril in it to make 5 year old Boo want to listen, too! Now, I don’t want to offer up any spoilers here, but suffice it to say that cake saves the day – that has got to be a good moral to a story, hasn’t it?!

Disclosure: We received this book FOC for the purposes of this review, but all words and opinions remain my own.

6 Comments

  1. Donna December 3, 2014
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