Published October 3rd 2017 by Viking Books for Young Readers
Format read: Finished copy via publisher
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Snappsy the alligator wants nothing more than a quiet evening to himself, but a 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 the activities the chicken—his best friend forever?—is planning. This pitch-perfect sequel to Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) explores all the ways we get friendship wrong (and why it feels so magical when we get it right!).
Author Julie Falatko reunites us with the ever-reluctant Snappsy and his self-declared best friend Bert, as Bert tries his best to showcase his friendship.
What's brilliant about Snappsy...is the genuinely thoughtful look at friendship and how we approach friendship. Falatko doesn't hesitate to show how we can very often get friendship wrong, and how that can push those on the receiving end into reacting in the opposite of how we would like to react.
It's a very thoughtful look at the give and take within a friendship, made all the more amusing by Falatko's trademark wit and Miller's accompanying illustrations. With snappy writing - pun intended - funny scenarios and brilliant creativity, I highly recommend this book. Full stop.