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Children's LiteratureDesigned to help children practice early reading skills, this delightful book uses bright illustrations and a lively story to entertain young readers. Tired of being ignored and trampled on by students in the school yard, a playground snake decides to head inside the school to find a more interesting place to live. After recess, he slithers inside the school to explore some new spaces. He remains undetected by everyone he encounters—the students in the hall, the principal walking up the stairs, the children in gym class, the teachers in the lounge, the cook in the kitchen, and the custodian in the locker room. It is not until he sneaks into Miss John's worm farm that he is finally discovered. Excited by their new visitor, the students whole-heartedly welcome him into their classroom—they paint pictures of him, give him a part in their class play, and invite him to play games. Everyone is so happy, that is until the principal discovers the snake and orders him out of the classroom at once. With Miss John's help, the students head outside the following day and transform a sunny corner of the playground into a beautiful rainforest scene. Now the snake has plenty of friends to play with and a great place to live. Young readers will want to read this charming story again and again. It is part of the "Read-It! Readers" series. 2005, Picture Window Books, Ages 4 to 8.