We were lucky enough to hear a reading from the inimitable author Jeanne Willis who told us this story was born from her own relationship with her older sister.
So for all you older siblings, be warned, the younger ones are getting their own back!
Clearly not a quest for the faint-hearted, but that’s not going to stop Little Brother. Hours later he returns jubilantly complete with a unicorn in tow.
But that wasn’t enough to satisfy Big Brother.
The next task comes in the form of a lion with wings.
Surely this is a task too far for the young boy?
There’s no such thing as a lion with wings, but to his amazement Big Brother is greeted with his little brother riding atop of a lion with wings, no less!
But what happens when the final request is to find a Snappenpoop?!
Matt Saunders‘ vibrant and magical illustrations allow the reader to let their imaginations run wild and his creations support Jeanne Willis’ narrative to perfection.
So what on earth is a Snappenpoop and what does it look like?
Saunders provides just enough in his illustrations (a head and a tail) to let the reader create their own additions to this unique creature.
A perfect bedtime read for siblings and one which encourages creativity and letting loose with your imagination.