The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer, by Jimmy Carter ISBN 0812927311
Five out of five stars
In this book, ex-president Jimmy Carter once again demonstrates his versatility as a writer, creating a delightful book for children. It is a variant of a classic plot of the disadvantaged youth encountering a strange creature, (a Snoogle-Fleejer) that others consider a monster. The creature is in fact a gentle entity, working to aid the boy when his family is in dire straits.
It is a simple tale, written well so that the message is easy for young readers to understand. The book is illustrated by Carter’s daughter Amy with blurry, watercolor-like details. While not spectacular, they are worthy enough to combine with the text to make a book that I would have read to my daughter when she was young.