The Snaggle Grollop, by Daniel Postgate, illus. by Nick Price, Ages 3-7
Sam desperately wants a pet of his own, but his parents respond with a resounding “no” to his pleas for a dog or cat. His mom and dad, though, say that if Sam can find a “snagglegrollop,” then he can keep it. But when Sam comes home from school with an actual snagglegrollop of mythical proportions, his parents are understandably shocked. But a promise is a promise, so Sam takes over the care of the giant, lovable creature. As Sam and his family grow to love their unique pet, both the boy and the beast form new friendships and learn about the power of love.
Daniel Postgate’s story is a delightfully silly tale that will entrance excited young readers, and Nick Price’s colorfully zany illustrations are fantastically imaginative. Don’t miss out on this creative story that is sure to expand your little one’s imagination!
The Snaggle Grollop, by Daniel Postgate, illus. by Nick Price, pub. May 2009, Chicken House