________________ CM . . . . Volume XXIV Number 30. . . .April 6, 2018


The Snuggly.

Glen Huser. Illustrated by Milan Pavlovic.
Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books, 2018.
32 pp., hardcover & ePub, $16.95 (hc.).
ISBN 978-1-55498-901-0 (hc.), ISBN 978-1-55498-902-7 (ePub).

Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 2-7.

Review by Amy E Dickerson.

*** /4



On his way to meet Ivan at the end of the block, Todd found a treasure…The treasure was too big for his pocket, so Todd put it in the snuggly.


internal art     Todd discovers that the new item to help keep his baby sister safe is also an ideal place to keep his beloved teddy bear. On the way to school, Todd and his friends collect more items to keep safe, things such as a paper tube that would make a great rocket, a book, snacks, a coffee mug, a jar of pollywogs and a stray kitten. In an effort to avoid an impending explosion, Todd’s teacher, Mrs. Bale, suggested he be first to ‘show and tell’ that morning, but it was far too late, and everything flew all over the classroom! An upset Todd was comforted by Mrs. Bale who helped fix up the damaged snuggly and reminded him that it is only good for “just one thing. A baby…or a teddy bear.”

internal art     Glen Huser’s writing is accompanied by Milan Pavlovic’s delightful watercolour illustrations. These images capture Todd’s morning in a fanciful way and complement well the funny and touching moments in this ideal story for a new brother or sister. A cute book, The Snuggly is a great gift idea or as an addition to a primary-level library.


Amy E Dickerson has been teaching in the elementary panel since the autumn of 2013 and has recently completed a Master of Education degree at Nipissing University in North Bay, ON.

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