Author(s): Mara Bergman
When an alligator and his baby came creeping, creeping into the playground, were the people scared? You bet they were! Only three children are brave enough to face their fear and they soon discover that the alligators aren't so scary after all!
Praise for Snip Snap!: Nick Maland's clever perspectives make the alligator increasingly alarming as he swells to fill more and more of the page in this well-created story of facing down fear. -- The Guardian 20050410 Using elements of rhythm and rhyme as well as an enjoyably predicable question-and-answer refrain the text maintains a playful tone beneath the scary details... Expressive line drawings, brightened with watercolour washes, illustrate the story with wit and style... good fun. -- Booklist 20050410 Winner of Blue Parent's Choice Award. 20050410
Mara Bergman grew up on Long Island, NY, and is the author of more than a dozen books for young children. Snip Snap!, illustrated by Nick Maland, won the Stockport Children's Book Award and a Parents' Choice Award (USA). Oliver Who Would Not Sleep, also illustrated by Nick Maland, was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award, and Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide won the award in 2009. Mara's poetry has been published widely in magazines and anthologies here and abroad. She works as an editor of children's books and lives in Tunbridge Wells with her family. Nick Maland graduated in English & Drama from London University in 1981. He pursued a career in the theatre - acting and directing in the London Fringe - and, during this time, developed an interest in drawing, which soon took over as a full-time career. He was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award in 1996 (for Welcome Night) and the Children's Book Award in 1998 (for Brave Whale). Parenting Magazine in America gave Big Blue Whale an award. He has a daughter and a son and lives in London.