Sunday, March 29, 2015

"Snitch and Sneer Hit the Hood" by Julia Dweck

Snitch & Sneer Hit the Hood
(Fairy Tale Crashers Book 1)
by Julia Dweck

Snitch & Sneer Hit the Hood is Julia Dweck's latest release and the first in her new Fairy Tale Crashers series of comic book style picture books for young readers. In their first adventure, Snitch and Sneer crash "Little Red Riding Hood". You can read my review below.
You can also check out my earlier blog posts and reviews of other books by this author: Blucy (blog post), Mary had a Sleepy Sheep (blog post), Humpfree: The Humpless Camel (blog post), Faux Paw (blog post), Zippity-Zoo (blog post), Monkey Fun! (blog post), Jump! (blog post), and Crowned! (blog post), and Frostbite! (blog post).

Set your tasers to "have a blast" in a slapstick fairy tale adventure that’s out of this world. Snitch (the dog) and Sneer (the cat) are the extraterrestrial stars of this sensationally silly graphic picture book, Fairy Tale Crashers. In their first adventure, Snitch and Sneer hit the hood to create chaos, laughter and general mayhem with little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, and dear ol’ Granny like you’ve never seen her before.
This duo of fairy tale crashing, galactic goof balls are sure to appeal to even the most reluctant reader. So, warp speed ahead into the zaniest fairy tale adventure to ever hit the solar system.

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
Snitch (the dog) and Sneer (the cat) travel in their spaceship to Fairy Tale Land. There, they decide to visit Little Red Riding Hood, so called because she always wears a red hoodie. Snitch and Sneer insert themselves into the story with some hilarious results.
There are some laugh-out-loud moments, with some humor aimed at the kids but with some targeted at the adults as well. The illustrations by Daryll Collins and bright and colorful, with Red being particularly cute (until she isn't). At the end of the book, Daryll teaches us how to draw the Big Bad Wolf and Snitch and Sneer answer some tricky questions.
I look forward to sharing Snitch and Sneer's further adventures in Fairy Tale Land.

About the Author
Julia Dweck writes children's stories for digital and traditional publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy, and edutainment in rhyme and in prose.
Julia's background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She's collaborated with leading artists in the world of children's literature to produce over thirty books. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon's bestsellers lists, "Kindle Daily Deals", and customer top rated lists.
In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children's literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2012 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.

This fairy tale series is written with slapstick humor to encourage young readers to do what teachers and parents love best, read! Young readers are encouraged to post their "fairy tell" questions to Snitch and Sneer on their Facebook fan page. This is a meaningful way to practice writing skills. For the next two months, a randomly picked winner will receive a S&S t-shirt each month.