Snappsy The Alligator And His Best Friend Forever! (Probably) (Julie Falatko)

Hello, friends! Our book today is Snappsy The Alligator And His Best Friend Forever! (Probably), written by Julie Falatko and illustrated by Tim Miller, a story of how friendship can often be perfectly imperfect.

A direct sequel to the hilarious Snappsy The Alligator (Did Not Ask To Be In This Book), the reader rejoins the reluctant protagonist as he embarks on a new adventure: friendship with the enthusiastic and slightly overbearing chicken narrator from the previous installment. The chicken has now decided that he and Snappsy are best friends forever, and will spend every waking moment together having adventures! Snappsy is less than enthused about this. After all, he only invited the chicken to one party week ago – which the chicken technically NEVER LEFT! Snappsy is looking forward to a quiet day of running errands, but the chicken insists that they are going to have a best friends sleepover! With karaoke! And scary movies! And pizza hats (which is just pizza, worn on the head)! Snappsy needs some space, so how is he going to get his new “friend” to understand that? And once he has it, is it really all it’s cracked up to be?

This was a wildly fun sequel to a book that we had loved, and we had so much fun reading it. Snappsy and his friend (eventually revealed to be named Bert in a wonderful scene), provide a great lesson in friendship, boundaries, and respect, all while providing a lot of laughs along the way. The art is colorful and rich with character and charm, and supports the story with some clever and thoughtful details. The length is good, and JJ really enjoyed it, especially the theatrical “voice” of Bert. A delightful read with a laugh-out-loud last page, and we loved it. Baby Bookworm approved!

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