HOW TO MAKE SNOP SNAPPERS AND OTHER FINE THINGS by Robert Lopshire

HOW TO MAKE SNOP SNAPPERS AND OTHER FINE THINGS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Lopshire's 23 homemade time-passers couldn't be simpler, and they're not ali new to the kindercraft library--James Razzi's several spiffy volumes come most readily to mind--but Lopshire does have a feel for what kids really do mess around with. The Snop Snapper is one of those folded paper noise makers that drive teachers bonkers; plastic straws are used for the similarly handy Honker Horn--and for balloon and box rockets; two paper plates become a frisbee-like Fling Thing--or a Silly Wheel, Windmill, or banjo-ish Strummer; and the versatility of foam cups--as a bird feeder or in any number of toss, paddle, or other games--is nowhere more readily demonstrated. And if the action doesn't grab you the breezy pictures (instead of kids, a frisky bear shows how) or the snappy wordplay will: in addition to the labels listed above there is an American Cup Racer consisting appropriately, of a cardboard deck and more foam cups, and an ordinary sock hand puppet takes on personality as Sir Fitz a Mitt. Fun for everyone, and a fine compromise for beginning readers who would rather be doing.

Pub Date: March 28th, 1977
Publisher: Greenwillow/Morrow