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Snippet the early riser

by Murguia, Bethanie Deeney.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Mur
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  E Mur
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea MURGUIA BETHANIE
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Snippet is a typical snail. But unlike other snails, he loves to wake up early. While his family is snoozing the morning away, he is wide awake and ready to race to the flowers, make leaf sculptures, and get piggyback rides. With the help of his bug friends,  he tries and tries to wake his family up--but nothing works. Until Caterpillar gives him an idea. 

Celebrating early birds and late snoozers alike, this story will ring true for the many families with little early risers. It's the perfect tale to fall asleep (or wake up!) to.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Snippet, the youngest in his snail family, is an early riser. One day, as the sun comes up, Snippet finds himself awake all alone and begins nudging his family for company. The bunch is slow to rouse, despite the helpful suggestions of a grasshopper ( let's jump on the bed ), a cricket ( let's wake them with music ), an ant ( push them out of bed ), and several other insect pals. Finally, Snippet comes up with his own creative solution, but once his family is awake, wouldn't you know it, Snippet is ready for a nap. Murguia (Zoe Gets Ready, 2012) cleverly starts things off with endpapers that feature some engaging facts about the average snail, and her lovely imagery includes softly textured snail shells with lively and colorful patchwork-like designs. The straightforward story feels like it's just an introduction to an appealing character, but the fine art, the satisfaction of the problem solving, and the habits of the snails both familiar and odd should have the young audience coming back for rereads.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Having previously examined the sleeping woes of the very tiny in Buglette, the Messy Sleeper, Murguia returns with another nighttime problem every family will recognize: Snippet the snail wakes up at sunrise and can't get his family to play with him. To rouse them, Snippet and his insect friends try making music and bouncing on "the bed" (the leaf underneath which the family sleeps), before Snippet decides to make them breakfast. He chomps right through their leaf, delivering them into the heap of soft leaf bits he's prepared-the snail equivalent of making pancakes for everybody. Text alternates with smartly worded speech balloons ("Are you gonna eat those stems?" Snippet's father asks his wife). Seeing the world of common garden undergrowth at many times life size is one attraction of this low-key book, and Murguia's limpid watercolors and adorable snails charm, too. She has given much thought to what slow-moving snails can and cannot do for recreation, and information on the endpapers ("Snails can pull up to 200 times their weight") playfully augments the main story. Ages 3-6. Agent: Mary Kole, Moveable Type Management. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Snails -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Sleep -- Fiction.
Snails -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Sleep -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781582464602 (hardback)
158246460X (hardback)
9781582464619 (lib. bdg.)
1582464618 (lib. bdg.)
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