Grandpappy Snippy Snappies

Grandpappy Snippy Snappies

by Lynn Plourde, Christopher Santoro
     
 

Grandpappy snippy snappies

His suspenders all the day

Snippy-snappy-snoo

What those suspenders can do!

A simple snippy snap of Grandpappy's suspenders always saves the day in a topsy-turvy way!

But what happens when Grandpappy's suspenders lose their snap?

Droopy draggy Grandpappy still has to come to the rescue�and he'd

Overview

Grandpappy snippy snappies

His suspenders all the day

Snippy-snappy-snoo

What those suspenders can do!

A simple snippy snap of Grandpappy's suspenders always saves the day in a topsy-turvy way!

But what happens when Grandpappy's suspenders lose their snap?

Droopy draggy Grandpappy still has to come to the rescue�and he'd better make it snappy!

Lynn Plourde's catchy alliterations will have young readers snippy snappying! And so will the slaphappy illustrations by Christopher Santoro. So snap to it, and join Grandpappy in this slapstick comedy for kooky kiddies of all ages.

Editorial Reviews

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Association of Children's Literature
“There is plenty of visual detail to enjoy, including the way the words themselves bounce around the pages. This book should find a happy home in early childhood classrooms; at the same time, it promises to be a fun way to snippy-snappy off to bed.”
Children's Literature - Mary Hynes-Berry
A single read-through of this book is all the evidence one needs to believe Lynn Plourde's claim that she has loved words and reading ever since she can remember. Once this read-aloud begins, children will love joining in on refrains such as "Snippy-snappy-snoo/ What those suspenders can do!/ Snippy Snappy up/snippy snappy down/snippy snappy smile, snippy snappy frown!" All that alliteration is great for phonemic awareness. Youngsters may not be all that familiar with suspenders and the resolution of what happens when Grandpa's suspenders lose their snap just as Grandma is kidnapped by crows could be much stronger. However, Christopher Santaro's lively illustrations make it perfectly clear that the story situation is meant to play with absurdity. There is plenty of visual detail to enjoy, including the way the words themselves bounce around the pages. This book should find a happy home in early childhood classrooms; at the same time, it promises to be a fun way to snippy-snappy off to bed. Reviewer: Mary Hynes-Berry
School Library Journal

K-Gr 2

This whimsical tale of an everyday hero has a rhyming text and lively illustrations. Grandpappy has superpowers when he "snippy snappies" his suspenders. He can work his magic to make breakfast or clean the house, or for bigger stuff. He can get the cows unstuck from the muck ("Boing-a-moing-a-moooo") and give a snap to get the mail train back on the track ("Boing-a-choing-a-chooooo"). Alas, his suspenders lose their elasticity just as Grandmammy needs to be rescued from some ambitious crows lifting her into the air. Despite his droopy suspenders, Grandpappy leaps to the rescue and promptly loses his trousers. "Smoochy-smacky-smoooooooooooooooo," his lightning-bolt-patterned bloomers have the same effect as his suspenders, and his lovely wife is saved. Plourde's text, which uses different fonts, sizes, and placements, works well once readers get the right cadence. Santoro's digital mixed-media illustrations animate the tale in a wonderful way. Together the cartoon and realistic elements add depth, detail, and humor to the tale.-Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH

Kirkus Reviews

Jamie Purviance graduated from Stanford University and the Culinary Institute of America before launching his career as a food writer for major magazines and newspapers such as Bon Appétit, Better Homes & Gardens, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Town & Country, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of several best-selling cookbooks, including Weber’s Real Grilling™ and Weber’s Charcoal Grilling™. Purviance is certified by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and serves as a judge for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, in addition to other major competitions. He has also appeared on several national television shows including Today, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and the Oprah Winfrey Show—as well as PBS, CNN, the History Channel, and the Food Network.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060280505
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/21/2009
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Ever since she can remember, Lynn Plourde has loved words and reading. She thinks that being a children's book author is the best job in the world and often has to pinch herself to be certain she's not dreaming! Lynn has written more than twenty books for kids, including Pigs In The Mud In The Middle Of The Rud, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and Wild Child, an ABA Pick of the Lists. Lynn lives in Winthrop, Maine with her family.

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