Slithery Snakes

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The snakes in this book are slithery . . . and maybe a little scary. But they’re also beautiful! Slithery Snakes offers clues about these creepy creatures and gives you an up-close look at their amazing skin patterns. Do you know which kind of snake is named after an article of clothing men once wore to hold up their socks? Or which snake has venom twice as lethal as a rattlesnake’s? Or which snake appeared on the first flag of the United ...

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Overview

The snakes in this book are slithery . . . and maybe a little scary. But they’re also beautiful! Slithery Snakes offers clues about these creepy creatures and gives you an up-close look at their amazing skin patterns. Do you know which kind of snake is named after an article of clothing men once wore to hold up their socks? Or which snake has venom twice as lethal as a rattlesnake’s? Or which snake appeared on the first flag of the United States? Guess — and then turn the page to find out! Slither! Hiss!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
A double-page spread of an enlarged illustration of a snake’s skin challenges the reader to guess the kind of snake represented. Clues, including hints about the origin of the snake’s name and places where it can be found, are offered in a boxed inset. The next double-page spread shows the entire snake in its natural habitat with the inclusion of four other animals that reside there. The rather dense text provides factual information. Nine four-page sections portray snakes from around the world, such as the Coast Garter Snake in the USA and Canada, The Emerald Tree Boa in South America, and the Spiny Bush Viper in Africa. The first page in the book lists ten “Fun Snake Facts.” A short introductory description of snakes appears on the second page. The last page contains a glossary of “Fun Snake Words” and listings of relevant books and websites. This is an intriguing book for young snake lovers, but they will need an adult or mature reader to help them decipher the factual information at least the first time through. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D. AGERANGE: Ages 6 to 10.
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 2–4—Floating on a colorful, realistic, double-page painting of patterned skin, a black text box offers clues to the snake's identity, and it is up to readers to name the species. Fortunately for unfledged herpetologists, the following spread presents the entire snake in full color, carefully placed in its habitat. Each bright revelation is accompanied by a more detailed paragraph of information. The nine species range from the familiar (the coast garter snake) to the expected (the eastern diamondback rattlesnake) to the exotic (Schinz's beaked snake). Accompanying this colorful array is an introductory page of "Fun Snake Facts," another discussing snakes in general, a glossary of "Fun Snake Words," and a brief list of adult titles. Team this with Laurence Pringle's nifty Snakes!: Strange and Wonderful (Boyds Mills, 2004) and/or Gail Gibbons's exuberant Snakes (Holiday House, 2007) for a session of scaly speculation. —Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781477816585
  • Publisher: Amazon Childrens Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Sales rank: 680,140
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Roxie Munro is an award-winning author/illustrator of more than thirty-five books for children. Her books have received such honors as New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year and Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children, among many others. Her art has been exhibited nationally, including in the Original Art Exhibit at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Roxie lives in New York City. Learn more: www.roxiemunro.com

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