The Snurtch by Sean Ferrell

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Some days are Snurtch days. Ruthie is having one of those.

Ruthie has a problem at school.

It is not the students. It is not the classroom. It is not the reading or the writing or the math. It is something scribbly, scrunchy, grabby, burpy, and rude. It is the Snurtch.

From the team behind I Don’t Like Koala, this clever picture book takes a discerning look at the challenges of behaving and controlling your emotions—especially when your own personal monster keeps getting in the way.

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Sean Ferrell distracts his Snurtch with chicken wings and then writes novels and picture books. He also thinks his Snurtch types things when he’s not around belch pig waffle car purple squirrel. Visit Sean online at Santoso has two Snurtches. One bugs him when he works on picture books, and the other keeps pulling his hair while he creates illustrations for animated feature films. They’re generally pretty nice after being given a sip of hot green tea. You can visit Charles at
Published August 30, 2016 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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PreS-Gr 1—Ruthie has a problem at school. It's not her classmates or her teachers or even the work she has to do—it's the Snurtch. A large, dinosaurlike orange monster, the Snurtch shadows Ruthie's every move and forces her into disruptive, rude, and mean behavior such as burping, throwing pencil...

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