Dangerous Snake and Reptile Club

Dangerous Snake and Reptile Club

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by Daniel San Souci
     
 

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A real-life tale from a treasured children's authorWhen Danny and his brothers Bobby (yes, that's Robert San Souci) and Mike return from summer vacation with a king snake and what must be a dinosaur bone, they can't wait to share their treasures with the rest of the neighborhood. Thus THE DANGEROUS SNAKE AND REPTILE CLUB is born. Now, if they can only keep the star…  See more details below

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A real-life tale from a treasured children's authorWhen Danny and his brothers Bobby (yes, that's Robert San Souci) and Mike return from summer vacation with a king snake and what must be a dinosaur bone, they can't wait to share their treasures with the rest of the neighborhood. Thus THE DANGEROUS SNAKE AND REPTILE CLUB is born. Now, if they can only keep the star attraction from slithering away!In school assemblies across the country, kids have long loved listening to the San Souci brothers' tales of their action-packed, imaginative childhood—a childhood that has provided inspiration for nearly 150 published books. Now kids everywhere can laugh along as they read about these real exploits in this first Clubhouse Book—an uproarious tale of brothers, best friends, and the adventures only they can find. Author available for bookstore and school events. SPACE STATION MARS coming Fall 2005.

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“Having a club is as close to being in charge of the world as a kid can get. Danny has nailed it, and warmly invites all kids to be a part of this world as new members of THE DANGEROUS SNAKE AND REPTILE CLUB.” —Jim LaMarche, award-winning illustrator  Snakes and Spaceships and Ghosts? Oh my! Find out what's new at the Clubhouse 
Children's Literature
Daniel San Souci wrote this fascinating book about a vacation with his brothers and the clubhouse they shared. On vacation, they find a snake, bone and tadpoles. After returning home, they use their clubhouse as a museum and charge ten cents to see the "dangerous snake, a real dinosaur bone and other wild animals." The brothers make Later, when the snake gets loose, a humorous incident occurs while the boys' mother is entertaining friends. Eventually, Danny turns the snake loose in the park. Soon the dinosaur bone meets an interesting fate. The brothers decide to turn all their wild "pets" loose. Soon, another exciting use for their clubhouse comes on the scene. The illustrations are colorful, eye catching, and will appeal to children of all ages. Daniel San Souci and his brother Robert have published 150 books. This is another "Clubhouse Book" based on fond childhood memories. 2004, Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press, Ages 8 to 12.
—Jennie DeGenaro
Children's Literature - Sara Lorimer
Brothers Bobby, Mike, and Danny plus their parents and baby sister go on a vacation to Lake County, California. Bobby finds a large bone and decides it is from a tyrannosaurus rex; Mike collects a jar of tadpoles, planning to sell them when they become frogs; and Danny, the narrator, finds a king snake. When they return home they start The Dangerous Snake and Reptile Club with three of their friends. Charging ten cents admission into their clubhouse to see the exhibits, they make over two bucks and feel rich. Another day, the snake escapes and reappears during a lunch party the boys' mom is throwing. Danny decides to set the snake free and sadly releases it in a park. The boys set free the other reptiles they have collected and then decide to turn the clubhouse into Space Station Mars. The book is harmless but not very interesting; perhaps it is trying to be a picture book version of the "Great Brain" stories, but it does not quite work. The illustrations are full-color and full-page, drawn in a caricaturish style. From the "Clubhouse Book" series.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582461311
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.44(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

For years DANIEL SAN SOUCI has written and illustrated other people's stories. Now, with the Clubhouse series, he tells stories from his own youth. Daniel lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Dangerous Snake and Reptile Club 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An adorable book that children can certainly relate to. It can also be used to introduce children to science. Would definitely recommend to any teacher or parent.