A young boy sees a very strange sight outside his bedroom window and goes to investigate. What he sees is scary, what he finds is a lifelong friend.

Eli the Snazzleraffer is a timeless story about what can happen if you reach out to something or someone that doesn’t look or dress the same as you do.

It’s a story of what friendship is all about.



Mom's Choice Award Winner

Reader Reviews


At first glance, Eli the Snazzleraffer seems to be a cute story about forming lasting friendships through adversity. It is so much more. This is a book that teaches young minds to be open to things different than yourself. It teaches them that sometimes you must lay aside your fears when you find someone else in need. It encourages children to realize that temporal things are far less important than love and family.

I loved Eli the Snazzleraffer and have introduced it to my local kindergarten teaches. I would encourage other parents to do so as well. This book belongs in our schools. - Deb

Besides having one of the best titles I've ever seen, "Eli The Snazzleraffer" is an incredibly fun children's book! Kids will instantly connect with it & understand the issues the book deals with. Mr. Agnello's writing addresses the most basic fears of every human living today, in the past and future. Eli The Snazzleraffer helps children & their parents to see it from both sides & aids in promoting both sympathy, empathy & acceptance. If you have a child or grandchild I highly recommend this wonderful book. - D.B. Gilles

It's hard not to get caught up in the sentiment of such a charming children's book with it timely rhyme and simply lovely illustrations. Some illustrated books tend to go over the op but Eli the Snazzleraffer strikes just the right balance between the images and the words. With a heart warming message it is one to be read over and over again. - D. Brent

I loved reading this book - the message is so positive and uplifting. It teaches children about friendships and the importance of them in everyone's life. I think it is great that children can color the pictures. The illustrations are fun and keep the reader engaged. I think this would be a great gift for any child and would be helpful for a child who is learning to read. Robert is a talented author and works with a great team! - Robert Balton

Robert Angello's Eli the Snazzleraffer teaches its readers a valuable life lesson - that friendship comes in a diversity of shapes and sizes. Its rhyming narrative and artistic illustrations made it easy for my nieces and nephews to comprehend. I highly recommend "Eli the Snazzleraffer" for families as well as Mr. Angello's book series "The Glimmers." - Sean O'Grady


Boy reading Eli the Snazzleraffer