Snappsy the alligator is having a normal day when a pesky narrator steps in to spice up the story. Is Snappsy on his way to the grocery store … or is he PROWLING the forest for defenseless birds and fuzzy bunnies? Is Snappsy innocently shopping for a party … or is he OBSESSED with snack foods that start with the letter P? What’s the truth?
1. WATCH and LISTEN to Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) by Julie Falatko, illustrated by Tim Miller on StorylineOnline.net or here:
2. Find a coloring page and other activities on the publisher’s website.
3. Watch the Brightly Storytime version.
4. Click here for a Snappsy the Alligator craft.
5. The narrator thinks Snappsy the Alligator only likes food with names beginning with the letter P. Can you think of foods for each letter of the alphabet? It’s hard to do, isn’t it?
6. You can talk with older children about narration and point of view. Point of view: Who is telling the story, or part of a story – who is giving the information. A narrator is someone who tells the story from their point of view. Discussion questions could include:
- What does it mean when we say there are two sides to every story?
- How does the narrator differ from the main character in a story?
- Do you think the story might be different if the main character told the story? Why?