There’s a fly buzzing by — “Snap!” Fly is eaten by Frog. Following the food chain, each creature plays its part. Frog is eaten by Duckling, and Duckling is eaten by Pike. Soon Fisherman is polishing off Pike. But is there something even bigger ready to grab Fisherman? This playful book enchants young children with the irresistible refrain of “Snap!” after every page turn, while offering a simple introduction to the concept of food chains. A deliciously wicked surprise ending wraps up this comical, vibrantly illustrated book.
A story which illustrates the food chain by an author and illustrator who are known for their non-fiction (Carousel )
A valuable information book for the very young (Guardian )
Five stars – With its pace and humour this will become a favourite at home and in the nursery class. (Books for Keeps )
About the Author
Mick Manning grew up in Haworth, West Yorkshire and studied Illustration at the Royal College of Art in London. He has written and illustrated over 60 books, mostly with his partner Brita Granstr÷m.Their distinctive books have won many awards. Their first book, The World is Full of Babies, won the Smarties Silver Prize in 1996. Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders and have 4 sons. Their other books with Frances Lincoln include the critically acclaimed Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Pharaoh’s Egypt, Viking Longship, Greek Hero, Tail-End Charlie and What Mr Darwin Saw. Both Roman Fort and Viking Longship were shortlisted for the English Association 4-11 Awards and Greek Hero won in 2008. Snap! is the follow-up to Yuck! which was a regional winner of the Highland Book Awards 2006. Recently Mick and Brita donated the entire body of work created for their book Fly on the Wall: Greek Heroto Seven Stories, the centre for children’s books
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Brita Granstr÷m grew up on a Swedish farm and has an MFA in Fine Art from Konstfack, Stockholm. She and Mick Manning live in the Scottish Borders have four sons. Their first book together, The World is Full of Babies won the Smarties Silver Award in 1996 and their second book, What’s Under the Bed? took the TES Junior Information Book Award in 1997. Yum Yum and How Did I Begin? were 2 of the 6 children’s books shortlisted for the Rhone Poulene Prize in 1998. Science School made the shortlist in the following year. In 2000, Wash, Scrub, Brush! won the English Association’s non-fiction award for the best picture book, with Let’s Party making the shortlist in 2001. Brita won both Parenting Magazine’s Book of the Year and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2000 with her illustrations for Judy Hindley’s Eyes, Nose, Fingers, Toes.
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