Momo (a monkey) and Snap (a crocodile) are going about their day when they spot each other. Their efforts to scare each other turn into a contest of whose better - at drawing, swimming, etc. When Snap spots 3 hyenas headed their way, he scoops up Momo, so they can hide in the brush. At that moment they discover what friendship is really all about.
This is so much fun. Although there are letters on the page, for the most part they are sounds, not words. The illustrations add action to those single-word "sentences" so that readers can build a story around what they see. The efforts to outdo each other create comical moments that will have readers giggling, even when you read it again.
Momo and Snap is a book I can see preschoolers "reading" for themselves. The speech bubbles practically beg them to become the characters. Highly recommended for toddlers and preschool-aged children.
Toddlers and preschoolers will love being able to create dialogue (and story) in Momo and Snap. You're sure to hear giggles and "read it again" from your audience.
Using just "animal sounds" two animals learn to communicate and become friends.
Storytelling is an important skill. Let your child tell the story as they see it, either as a narrator or one of the characters.
5 and Up
2 to 6
Buy. The colorful illustrations, comical events, and simple text allow readers to create their own story and encourage preschoolers to "read" for themselves.