Emily Snape is a children’s author and illustrator living in London. Her work has appeared online, on television (for Nickelodeon and the BBC), in shops and even on buses! She loves coffee and notebooks, and has three cheeky children, Leo, Fin and Flo who keep her on her toes and give her lots of inspiration for stories.
Emily loves to mix real life with a twist of fantasy, throwing everyday emotions and events up in the air and allowing us to consider them from another angle. Her previous books include Fergus the Furball, a funny tale for independent readers, and board books for younger readers. These include An Alphabet of Hugs, and Hey! Look at you…On the Move and Hey! Look at you…In the Jungle.
Emily has two sons close in age who often bicker, so when she decided to write a book for 7–11 year olds, she wanted to explore sibling rivalry, with humour and a fast-paced, unpredictable plot. Her most recent title is Game On: Shrinkle, the first book in the Game On series.
The Strawberry Post | 2.2k Twitter followers and a very dedicated blog following
“a brilliant story… funny, silly and exciting”
“more introspective moments are a nice change of pace in the near-non-stop action but are never heavy-handed or didactic.”
The Strawberry Fountain | active blog with 2.5k Facebook followers
“perfect for those that are starting to take an interest in chapter books and independent reading as the text is large and clear, the chapters are short and it is broken up with some fab illustrations so it won’t seem too daunting for them”
The Book Muse
“Presenting history in this way makes it interesting – putting the child reader into the story in a way that is relatable as well as showing them that there are many facets to history and reading that can be fun ”
The Bottom Shelf Edu Blog
“Using a modern premise of being drawn into a game, with characters not unlike themselves, and the sort of fast-packed , immediate action including countdowns, levels and time limits, this is the sort of story that will pull even reluctant readers away from their screens.”
“There is a lot of fun, and young readers aged 8 to 11 looking for adventure and a cheeky laugh will have a good time with Glitched.