Learn how to draw the title character of The Snatchabook with this guide by Thomas Docherty, one of the authors of the book.

 

How to Draw The Snatchabook

Helen Docherty, the author of The Snatchabook, has produced a series of ideas for using The Snatchabook in the Early Years classroom. It includes ideas for introducing the book and responding to reading through roleplay and crafts.

 

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Listen to Helen Docherty read The Snatchabook, accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack by Gerry Smith.

 

The Snatchabook Audio

A humorous fantasy story of greed set in a small Indian village, stunningly illustrated and retold by award-winning artist Jane Ray.
Jasmine’s garden has the most delicious fruit in the village–but someone is eating all her beautiful apples and apricots, kiwis and kumquats, papayas and peaches. Determined to discover the thief’s identity, Jasmine waits . . . and waits. Little does she imagine that when he arrives, he’ll lead her on a magical journey through the skies.
Using vibrant collage artwork with jewel-like colors, Jane Ray has outdone herself by creating a beautiful new style.

Greta needs a new hero to defeat Yuk, a giant who keeps returning to her town to eat people. Many heroes have tried and failed in the past. Then she discovers Hercufleas who, more than anything, would love an adventure. Trouble is, Hercufleas is tiny, but what he lacks in brute strength he makes up for with brains, courage and determination, all excellent qualities in a hero.

 

This is an unusual and imaginative fairy tale adventure. A fast paced and exciting story, scattered with wonderful pencil drawings, it is also a reminder that the little things in life can be very significant. This will delight young readers with its originality and fun!