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Summary: The town's special parade is disrupted when the bank is robbed. When Snickerdoodle announces that he can save the day, the sheriff isn't the only skeptic … the bank robbers see him as no bother at all. Can Snickerdoodle really help the town? This is the first book of this tall tale series.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Age of Child: Started reading with 4-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: Our preschooler has loved all the Snickerdoodle stories (and CD). We're going on nearly two weeks of routine requests for the material. Every time the CD finishes, s/he announces "that was great."
Adult Reader Reaction: Although Snickerdoodle has worn on us, we're happy that he's keeping our child interested in his adventures. The stories are imaginative with a positive message, and our preschooler loves "reading" on his/her own.
Pros: The CD-book combination gives parents options for sharing the stories with their child. Preschoolers and elementary-aged children can see themselves as the Superhero, because Snickerdoodle is just their size.
Cons: None, really.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! The set is worth having at home for kids who like to use their imagination and "save the world."
Educational Themes: Depending on the age of your audience, you can use the stories to teach self-esteem and individual worth, talk about tall tales, and maybe even play some "what would you do" scenarios (before revealing what Snickerdoodle did).
Notes: Story & songs on CD
Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series, fables and folklore, humor