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Harold Snipperpot’s Best Disaster Ever

Beatrice Alemagna


A heart-warming story of a lonely boy named Harold Snipperpot and his amazing birthday party, full of surprises and magical moments galore

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Harold Philip Snipperpot is turning seven years old. He’s never had a real birthday party. His parents are too grumpy. But this year is going to be different. Thanks to an amazing man named Mr Ponzio, something incredible is going to happen on Harold’s birthday – and it’s going to be absolutely extraordinary.


'Striking images, with muted colours but comic exuberance, make this picture book about a magical seventh birthday, at which the guests are animals, a treat'
Sunday Times

'Extraordinary … beautifully told and illustrated'
Parents in Touch

'A colourful tale executed in Beatrice Alemagna’s own inimitable style'
Picture Books Blogger

'Tremendously touching … and just a little bit different'

'Simply marvellous … A brilliant book to be enjoyed over and over again'
Parenting without Tears

'Her [Beatrice Alemagna’s] quirky style with its expressive lines and atmospheric use of soft colour wash is ideally suited to the humour of the story as we move from chaos in the house to the joyous expanse of the park'
Books for Keeps (Book of the Week)

'Utterly fabulous'
Read It Daddy

'The illustrations are stunning, the message is sweet, and the journey is a fun one'

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback without Jacket

Size: 30.5 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 48 pp

Publication date: 31 January 2019

ISBN: 9780500651872

About the Author

Beatrice Alemagna is an author and illustrator of children’s books. She is the winner of numerous awards, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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