Snip Snap!

Snip Snap!

What's That?

Book - 2005 | 1st American ed.
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Three siblings are frightened by the wide mouth, long teeth, and strong jaws of the alligator who has crept up the stairs--until they decide they have had enough.
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c2005.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780060777548
Branch Call Number: E BERGMAN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Maland, Nick


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Looking for a read with an element of suspense? Enjoy the fun of an alligator chase, with the alligator getting closer and closer, page by page, culminating in a surprising ending. Ask children to help you shout repeated phrases throughout the story as you run your finger under the text, encourag... Read More »

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CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 04, 2015

[The] call-and-response pattern, alternating with rhyming text and many sound effects, makes Mara Bergman's suspenseful picture book a winning read-aloud. Lines such as "The alligator's mouth was wide. Its teeth were long. Its jaws were strong," allow children to easily explore both adjectives and the sounds within words.

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nypl_morningside_heights May 27, 2014

For older toddlers as slightly scary or for toddlers who are used to hearing stories. Had them say with me one of the phrases that repeated in the story. Worked well at my toddler time. Would work for ages 3-6 also.

Oct 27, 2013

My 2.5 year old squeals and giggles with this one, especially when the kids stand up to the alligator.

Aug 10, 2010

My 4-year-old LOVES this book! The alligator is scary, but the kids pluck up their courage and send him packing. Good use of occasional rhyme and repetitive lines makes this book fun for the kids to "read" along with you.

Dec 07, 2009

Great fun to read-aloud because of the suspense and lends itself to audience participation.


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