Have You Ever Seen a Sneep?

Have You Ever Seen a Sneep?

By Tasha Pym; Joel Stewart (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374328689, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2009


Pity the boy narrating this book He's just trying to enjoy a day out, but every time his back is turned, the Sneep and its mischievous friends sneak up and spoil his fun. From one hairraising surprise to the next, the boy explains his monster troubles to us. And when he finds out that we aren't harried by Grullocks and Floons and their ilk, he has a big favor to ask.

This hilarious story, illustrated with whimsical and witty style, features five naughty creatures and one adorable hero.

About the Author

TASHA PYM is the author of several picture books, including It’s a Monster Party! She lives in Hampton, England. JOEL STEWART’s most recent book is Addis Berner Bear Forgets, which Kirkus Reviews called a “subtle, lovely tale.” He lives in London, England.

Praise For Have You Ever Seen a Sneep?

Perfectly paced and quietly dramatic, this fanciful tale of monsters run amok can be used with groups as well as for one-on-one sharing.” —School Library Journal

“A good choice for story hours.” —Booklist

“Joel Stewart's world is charmingly off-kilter and gently strange. I had never seen anyone like his Addis Berner Bear before, and I had certainly never seen a Sneep. I’m grateful Joel brought them to life, and you will be too.” —Brian Selznick, winner of the Caldecott Medal for THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET