Author and illustrator: Ben Newman
It’s peaceful and quiet by the river bank, where an unsuspecting crocodile watches over her eggs. But when a naughty crab goes SNIP! SNIP! both noise and mayhem follow. SPLISH-SPLASH . . . WOBBLE-WOBBLE . . . CRICK-CRACK – and all from one naughty little nip!
Snip Snap is based on common onomatopoeic words and noises and the kind of miming games that are played by children everywhere. The text is short, lively and rhythmic and the illustrations are bold and dynamic. The whole story lends itself really easily to the inclusion of actions and tactile interaction.