Books by Gary J. Spack

The Snack Machine

In this delightful children’s picture book, Jilly is a little girl who loves Halloween because of all the candy. She can’t wait to go trick-or-treating and to attend her class Halloween party. She loves the holiday so much that she can’t stop thinking about it.

In the time leading up to her class party, Jilly notices that her teacher is acting strange. He keeps talking about candy and snacks, and every time he does, she thinks his eyes start to get a little green glow.

At snack time, her teacher appears to turn into a snack eating machine, eating all the kids’ snacks. His voice sounds robotic and his eyes now unmistakably glow an eerie green every time he eats someone’s snack. Jilly thinks he’s not her teacher Mr. Spack anymore, but Mr. Snack, an alien from a treat-deprived planet in another galaxy.

When snack time is over, everything seems to go back to normal and Jilly begins to wonder whether it really happened or if she just dreamed the whole thing.

About the Author

Gary J. Spack is a third-grade public school teacher in Churchville, Pennsylvania. He has been teaching for 11 years. Prior to that, he spent twenty years as a marketing researcher. The author is married to Michele, the director of elementary education for a neighboring school district. They live in Newtown, Pennsylvania, with their two cats, Pebbles and Bam Bam. He enjoys sports, fitness, hiking, and the martial arts, where he is a third-degree black belt.