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2.83  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A sensitivestory about the fear of the new, perfect for the first day of school

The big day has come—and that can be terrifying.Sometimes the only thing to do is hide behind a scary mask and hope it frightens the monsters away. But snapping and snarling isn't always the best way. Perhaps a friendly smiling mask might work better. This lovely story about learning to be brave
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published 2013 by Little Hare Books
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Emily Uebel
Apr 23, 2015 Emily Uebel rated it liked it
Snap! is a picture book that is meant to be read by children between 3-5 years old. I am giving this book 3 stars because I didn’t really understand much about this book other than the fact that the little boy puts on a scary mask to send away the scary monsters. At the end of the book the little boy meets a young girl who sits next to him on a log and he tells her that it is his log and she can’t sit there. The little girls sits there and says it is her log too and she draws a picture of a ...more
He wears his crocodile face to his first day at a new school so he can SNAP! at anyone who speaks to him. And then he makes a friend. Not, shall we say, unpredictable. But cute, and sharp.

The four stars are for the illustrations - nice strong ink lines with lots of crosshatched shadows. Clear watercolors. AND that cool compositional thing where the artist cuts out her elements and collages them with enough built-up space between layers to create shadows. Gives the work a tactile, dimensional loo
Oct 16, 2014 D'Anne rated it really liked it
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I really liked this book as did my 5-year-old son. The illustrations are great, for one. But the story is sweet. Holmes uses a metaphor of "putting on a mask," which has become completely cliché and which in less skilled hands would have just resulted in something really corny, to look at how children often deal with fear and uncertainty by lashing out. It's the perfect illustration of the argument that all children are seeking love and stability, even when they don't know how to ask for it or ...more
Miss Melissa
Not a real good choice to read to a kid afraid of going to school for the first time. The story mentions very little of what happens at school, most of the day seems to be spent at recess, and it may make your child want to wear and actual mask to school which will most likely be prohibited.
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I think this might be a little too abstract for the intended audience?
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