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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
There’s a bully in every group; even amongst adults, bullies prevail. They take pride in taking what’s not theirs to take like friends and toys and anything that makes someone happy. JoJo calls her neighbor Sneaky Snobby because that’s exactly what she is. Sneaky Snobby thinks she’s the queen, that she lives in a castle, and that everything and everyone is hers for the taking. Basically, she’s jealous of JoJo, so Sneaky Snobby sets out to make JoJo’s life miserable, including stealing JoJo’s best friend, Chad. Only, JoJo is a bit too smart for Sneaky Snobby to win this round and JoJo has a real hero in her loyal dog, Lou.
Jennifer Kvam’s picture book, Sneaky Snobby, addresses the terrible truth about bullies. Told in lyrical, rhyming verse, the story follows the bully, Sneaky Snobby, from JoJo’s point of view (first person narrative) as Sneaky Snobby tries everything to ruin JoJo’s life, including stealing her best friend. Readers will instantly feel compassion for the angst that befalls the narrator, JoJo, and they’ll be cheering her on as she combats the bully, using kindness and care with every action she takes. The author cleverly manipulates her choice of vocabulary to come up with the most ingenious rhyming words, like twirled and world, work and smirk, and many others. The illustrations are superb and accurately depict the emotions being expressed; the depiction of Sneaky Snobby is very telling. This is a great story to teach young readers about healthy friendships, caring for others and just being kind.