Engelbert Sneem and His Dream Vacuum Machine

We have rascals and robbers, cheaters and pinchers, fibbers and squealers, and scoundrels and stinkers But out of them all, there is nobody meaner than Engelbert Sneem and his dream vacuum cleaner Enter the world of Engelbert Sneem and find out what happens when he turns out to be his own worst nightmare This fabulous read aloud is sure to be a hit with parents and ki We have rascals and robbers, cheaters and pinchers, fibbers and squealers, and scoundrels and stinkers But out of them all, there is nobody meaner than Engelbert Sneem and his dream vacuum cleaner Enter the world of Engelbert Sneem and find out what happens when he turns out to be his own worst nightmare This fabulous read aloud is sure to be a hit with parents and kids alike A satisfying conclusion sets the stage for a night of sweet dreams.
Engelbert Sneem and His Dream Vacuum Machine We have rascals and robbers cheaters and pinchers fibbers and squealers and scoundrels and stinkers But out of them all there is nobody meaner than Engelbert Sneem and his dream vacuum cleaner Ent

  • Title: Engelbert Sneem and His Dream Vacuum Machine
  • Author: Daniel Postgate
  • ISBN: 9780735821514
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Engelbert Sneem and His Dream Vacuum Machine Daniel Engelbert Sneem and His Dream Vacuum Machine Daniel Postgate on FREE shipping on qualifying offers We have rascals and robbers, cheaters and pinchers, fibbers and squealers, and scoundrels and stinkers But out of them all

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    1. Engelbert Sneem and his Dream Vacuum Cleaner was written and illustrated by Daniel Postgate in 2006. It’s about a goblin who terrorises young children by taking their dreams back to his dungeon. If your dream is stolen then you become a miserable person.We liked it when he stole the dreams because it was very imaginative and the pictures made him look a little scary but also funny. His lair was fascinating and made us imagine what life would be like for Sneem living on a castle on a rock, alon [...]

    2. My son is obsessed with vacuum cleaners, so my sister got him this for his third birthday. The reviews were positive and she interpreted the title to mean "his fantastic awesome amazing vacuum machine" rather than what it is: a machine that sucks up dreams (for better or worse). Turns out the first 80% of the book is really dark and fairly scary; more than my little guy likes. We skip to the last part. The 6 and 8 year old think it's clever and neat and lovely.

    3. A family friend of mine posted on my Facebook wall after I shared last month's reading post and asked if I'd ever read this. She and her son had just read it after he chose it at the library, and really enjoyed it - so of course I had to check it out. What a fun book - and coincidentally I found a weeded copy from another library in our book sale, so picked it up and now own it. Thanks for the recommendation, Jacob!

    4. If a child is having nightmares this is a great book. Engelbert Sneem wasn't really mean he just liked enjoying little kids dreams. He then discovered that he was giving them naightmares and he must change his ways. So from now on he steels only nightmares and corks them up tight. He hopes that the world will now be a place of happiness and people doing the right thing

    5. I'm a sucker for kid's books written in verse. This one might be a bit too creepy for really young ones, but my 6 year old and I enjoyed both the illustrations and the tale about an imp who steals good dreams. He has a change of heart, and ends up taking away the nightmares instead. Bonus vocabulary word: flagon.

    6. I was a little worried about this book when I first started reading it to my son last night. I was afraid it would induce nightmares, and we have had plenty of those lately, thank you very much. Instead, it turned into rather a good book to read at bedtime, so that was a relief. The illustrations are good, but not great, and certainly not as magical as the text would demand.

    7. This is a book great for all ages. It tells the story of a dream stealer who collects others dreams. The author uses italicized words and rhyming to intrigue readers. I will use this book in my class to show and teach students to write using different fonts and rhymes.

    8. A cute rhyme about an evil man who steals the happy dreams of children. But once he accidentally steals a nightmare (about himself no less!) and sees the error of his ways. Instead of happy dreams, he changes to taking nightmares to protect children.Lovely, fun illustrations.

    9. We love this book and my daughter still picks it out for me to read, even though she can read it herself. Sneem is cheeky and dark but charming. It is a lovely little bedtime tale, in which you can hope that there is someone out there protecting you from the bad dreams.

    10. Thisone hovers between 3.5 stars and 4 stars, but then I downgraded it to 3 because the pictures are so cute that you'd think it's for the tinies, but then the story's too scary for them might give them nightmares! Will have to think hard of which year's shelf this one will go to.

    11. My three-year-old son liked this quite a lot. I thought the verse was good and the story was interesting, although his change from evil to good was a bit sudden.

    12. I bought this book as a birthday gift for a child and found I didn't want to give it away! A clever, fun book that both you and your kid will love.

    13. Clever story about a reformed dream-stealer with wonderfully vibrant illustrations. Some pages had too much text, but then others were nice and concise so it balanced out.

    14. I loved this story, haven't yet read it to my son, but I hope he loves it too - certainly going to be my favorite bedtime story with him.

    15. I thought this was more for older children. My 4-year-old listened but I don't think he understood what was happening like my 8-year-old did.

    16. This was a fun picture book. It even had me talking in rhyme for a while after I read it, and i thought that Engelbert Sneem is a fantastic name for a picture-book character.

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