The Snurtch (Hardcover)

By Sean Ferrell, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781481456562, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
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Some days are Snurtch days. Ruthie is having one of those.

Ruthie has a problem at school.

It is not the students. It is not the classroom. It is not the reading or the writing or the math. It is something scribbly, scrunchy, grabby, burpy, and rude. It is the Snurtch.

From the team behind I Don't Like Koala, this clever picture book takes a discerning look at the challenges of behaving and controlling your emotions--especially when your own personal monster keeps getting in the way.

About the Author

Sean Ferrell distracts his Snurtch with chicken wings and then writes novels and picture books. He also thinks his Snurtch types things when he's not around belch pig waffle car purple squirrel. Visit Sean online at Charles Santoso has two Snurtches. One bugs him when he works on picture books, and the other keeps pulling his hair while he creates illustrations for animated feature films. They're generally pretty nice after being given a sip of hot green tea. You can visit Charles at