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Gruel Snarl Draws a Wild Zugthing

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Gruel Snarl Draws a Wild Zugthing

Jeff Jantz

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Age level: Picture Book: Ages 0-6


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Zeeber garbble ding! Modeling-clay character Gruel Snarl is driving his mom zonkers! Just an ordinary kid with an extraordinary imagination, Gruel spends his days doing all kinds of things but always seems to find his way into mischief. Desperate to find something to keep Gruel out of trouble, his mom offers him paper and crayons. Find out what happens when his imagination takes an unexpected turn in this story as the main characters merge and jump right off the page. Ages 0-6

Size: 9″ x 9″ | 32 color images | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764353970 | Binding: hard cover


Dr. Jantzer is a mad sculptor and the creative mastermind behind Jantzer Studios. He lives in the realm of imagination and spends his days dreaming up characters and stories that will captivate children and grown-ups alike. You can see more of Dr. Jantzer’s work at Jeff Jantz is Dr. Jantzer’s humble assistant. When he is not busy doing Dr. Jantzer’s bidding, he enjoys camping with his wife and two awesome kids and building all kinds of things. Jantz also works for an after-school outreach program in Metro Detroit and lives in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. This is his first picture book. Contact Jantz for speaking engagements, school visits and workshops at

“The play between 2-D and 3-D imagery and the plot twist all help to make Gruel Snarl a whole lot of fun!” –Matt Faulkner, award-winning author and illustrator