GRANDPAPPY SNIPPY SNAPPIES by Lynn Plourde

GRANDPAPPY SNIPPY SNAPPIES

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Age Range: 4 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Remove tongue from cheek and flex it to get ready to trippingly read this story in rhyme that positively boings with silly sound effects. “Grandpappy snippy snappies / His suspenders all the day / Snippy-snappy-snoo / What those suspenders can do!” His zingy snap gets cows unstuck from muck, sends the sheriff’s car off in the right direction and gets the derailed train back on track. But what happens when his suspenders lose their snippy-snappiness just when a flock of crows flies off with his honey poo and Grandmammy needs rescuing? He reveals his secret weapon (lightning-patterned undies). “Grandpappy’s a hero / No suspenders in sight / He used his own pair of bloomers / To save his wife.” Santoro’s wildly exaggerated cartoons and the cleverly designed word composition echo the action and put the snap into this goofy tale. There’s plenty of “suspension” of absurdity here. (Picture book. 4-6)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-06-028050-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2009




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