The Snurtch by Sean Ferrell
Ruthie has a problem at school. It’s not the students. It’s not the classroom. It’s not the reading, writing, or math. It must be the Snurtch! The Snurtch is not nice. It is grabby and burpy and rude among other things. Most children will be able to relate to Ruthie’s problem. They may even giggle when they see pictures of the Snurtch doing terrible things. Ruthie must learn to tame the Snurtch and make friends at school.