Groundwood Books

The Snuggly

Written by Glen Huser • Illustrated by Milan Pavlovic

For kids 4 - 7 years old | Published April 01, 2018 | ISBN 9781554989027
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / New Baby

Cover of The Snuggly

Regular price $14.95 CAD

32 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

The Snuggly

Glen Huser • Milan Pavlovic

Todd knows that his baby sister’s snuggly is good for keeping things close and safe, so when he wears it to school one day, it seems like a great idea to use it to carry things for his friends. On the walk to school, Todd makes room for a treasure box, then a book, a snack, a stray kitten, a jar of pollywogs and a travel mug, as well as his teddy, Banjo Bear. But by the time he gets to class, the snuggly is overflowing, and when he gets up for show and tell, the inevitable happens. The snuggly bursts!

Everything spills out, the kitten runs around the classroom and chaos ensues. His classmates laugh, but Todd wants to cry. Luckily, Miss Bale is able to repair the broken strap, and Todd goes home with just one thing in the snuggly: Banjo Bear, who is close and safe.

Milan Pavlovic’s vibrant illustrations perfectly depict the physical comedy of Todd’s predicament in Glen Huser’s funny and tender story about a new big brother and his fascination with a snuggly.

About the Author

Glen Huser

Glen Huser’s award-winning novels include Stitches (winner of the Governor General’s Award), Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen (nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award and the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize) and Touch of the Clown (shortlisted for the Mr. Christie’s Book Award). Visit Glen Huser's website:

Milan Pavlovic

Awards and Praise
Like the story, the illustrations are simple yet poignant. . . . The Snuggly comes together tastefully, without heavy-handed moralism.
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