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Momo and Snap Are Not Friends!

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ISBN13: 9781846436031
ISBN10: 1846436036
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"When Momo, a tiny brown monkey, and Snap, a remarkably long crocodile, first meet — with an 'Eek!' and an 'Ack!' — all they can think about is one-upmanship. They make daunting noises in an attempt to frighten each other ('Scree!' 'Hiss!') and challenge one another to feats of agility, artistry, and athleticism (including juggling, balancing, drawing, diving, and swimming). But when three hungry lions appear eager to turn Momo into a meal, Snap instinctively carries his rival to safety, launching a beautiful friendship. The text is composed entirely of the exclamatory sounds the two make; fishing barehanded, they declare 'Yee haw!' and 'Woo Hoo!' and they chortle away after the lions leave empty-handed. Unfortunately, Anderson's decision to tell her story almost entirely along a single plane only highlights the flatness of her two heroes — who look more like cartoon marginalia than full-fledged characters — and their rather vanilla talents. Anderson (Cows in the Kitchen) milks some fun out of this duo's competitive spirit, but there are funnier books available about rivalry and friendship. Ages 3 — 7." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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vf, February 5, 2014 (view all comments by vf)
Momo and Snap Are Not Friends is actually the story of how Momo and Snap become friends -- it is a beautiful tale of a budding friendship told through a series of sound effects and bright, warm illustrations. Our four year-old loves this book, and has lots of questions and imagined details about the characters and the reasons they perform each action. Our two-year old has the sound effects memorized, and can "read" the story to us by herself. The way the story is told is simple, leaves room for the imagination, and is thus engaging for both of our kids, even though they're at different stages of literacy development -- and it's engaging for adult readers too!
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torta_de_tortuga, February 5, 2014 (view all comments by torta_de_tortuga)
My 2.75 year old son loves this book, and I love reading it with him. He loves the silliness of their interplay and enjoys the drama and suspense of the lionesses.

I love that while it is simple enough for him to "read" and enjoy on his own as the words are just sounds and pretty clearly indicated by the facial expressions and body language of the characters, there are words and plenty of action to talk about so I'm not searching for new words/ways to explain the SAME THING FOR THE BAJILLIONTH TIME as I am with the Good Dog, Carl books. We also love David Weisner's books (Flotsam, Mr. Wuffles), but the simplicity of the illustrations, clarity of emotions and story progression seem less intimidating so my son is more actively engaged in the story instead of just passively listening to me explain the action or panel details-- he likes to make the sounds too, and because the emotions are so clearly communicated, he really seems to "get it" on his own and empathize with the characters. I even took pictures of him while we read it one night because it was so fascinating to me to see him reflecting it all (laughing at them teasing each other, hands between knees with a concerned face while they were hiding from the lionesses).

Not to get too touchy-feely, but I also really like all the conversations about emotions and "playing nice" that this has sparked. Some of it might be over his head, but I think it's helpful and as a mom whose kid is in a phase where he seems to be more into toys than people, it's nice to have something to reinforce the "a friend just wants to play with you" concept without playing the Daniel Tiger video and having to deal with the video withdrawal. ;)
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torta_de_tortuga, February 5, 2014 (view all comments by torta_de_tortuga)
My 2.75 year old son loves this book, and I love reading it with him. He loves the silliness of their interplay and enjoys the drama and suspense of the lionesses.

I love that while it is simple enough for him to "read" and enjoy on his own as the words are just sounds and pretty clearly indicated by the facial expressions and body language of the characters, there are words and plenty of action to talk about so I'm not searching for new words/ways to explain the SAME THING FOR THE BAJILLIONTH TIME as I am with the Good Dog, Carl books. We also love David Weisner's books (Flotsam, Mr. Wuffles), but the simplicity of the illustrations, clarity of emotions and story progression seem less intimidating so my son is more actively engaged in the story instead of just passively listening to me explain the action or panel details-- he likes to make the sounds too, and because the emotions are so clearly communicated, he really seems to "get it" on his own and empathize with the characters. I even took pictures of him while we read it one night because it was so fascinating to me to see him reflecting it all (laughing at them teasing each other, hands between knees with a concerned face while they were hiding from the lionesses).

Not to get too touchy-feely, but I also really like all the conversations about emotions and "playing nice" that this has sparked. Some of it might be over his head, but I think it's helpful and as a mom whose kid is in a phase where he seems to be more into toys than people, it's nice to have something to reinforce the "a friend just wants to play with you" concept without playing the Daniel Tiger video and having to deal with the video withdrawal. ;)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781846436031
Author:
Anderson, Airlie
Publisher:
Child's Play International
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » Alligators and Crocodiles
Children's » Animals » Apes, Monkeys, etc.
Children's » Picture Books » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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Product details pages Child's Play International - English 9781846436031 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When Momo, a tiny brown monkey, and Snap, a remarkably long crocodile, first meet — with an 'Eek!' and an 'Ack!' — all they can think about is one-upmanship. They make daunting noises in an attempt to frighten each other ('Scree!' 'Hiss!') and challenge one another to feats of agility, artistry, and athleticism (including juggling, balancing, drawing, diving, and swimming). But when three hungry lions appear eager to turn Momo into a meal, Snap instinctively carries his rival to safety, launching a beautiful friendship. The text is composed entirely of the exclamatory sounds the two make; fishing barehanded, they declare 'Yee haw!' and 'Woo Hoo!' and they chortle away after the lions leave empty-handed. Unfortunately, Anderson's decision to tell her story almost entirely along a single plane only highlights the flatness of her two heroes — who look more like cartoon marginalia than full-fledged characters — and their rather vanilla talents. Anderson (Cows in the Kitchen) milks some fun out of this duo's competitive spirit, but there are funnier books available about rivalry and friendship. Ages 3 — 7." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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