by Jody Sullivan Rake

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Discusses pythons, including their African habitat, the food they eat, and their behavior.  See more details below


Discusses pythons, including their African habitat, the food they eat, and their behavior.

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Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
A large python dresses up the cover of this book from the "African Animals" series, which shows the highly-detailed head of a copper, cream and black colored reptile. This book is divided into parts called "Living in Africa," "Up Close!," "Eating and Drinking," and "Staying Safe." Easy text is made up of one and two sentences per page, and each page of text has an accompanying full-page photo. Details about the characteristics, life cycle, and habitat of the python are included. Readers can learn that some pythons are longer than two cars and that they shed their skins when they grow. Of interest also is the fact that pythons can wait up to a year between feedings if they eat large animals. End material features a simple glossary and a list of web and book resources. This book, as others in the series, can supplement science and geography lessons. Additionally, it is one that will aid the emergent reader as he or she seeks to learn information just for the fun of learning. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury

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Capstone Press
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African Animals Series
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Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Jody Sullivan Rake specializes in writing about any and all animals. After earning a zoology degree from San Francisco State University, she became an educator and science writer at SeaWorld in San Diego. She still lives in San Diego.

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