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.
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
Number of pages: 32