Snakes and the Boy Who Was Afraid of Them

Snakes and the Boy Who Was Afraid of Them

by Barry Louis Polisar
     
 

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Afraid of snakes, Lenny has to endure a field trip to the zoo's snake house. He encounters taunts from his bullying classmates and little sympathy from his teacher and guidance counselor, who are pictured increasingly snake-like and menacing until the wickedly funny surprise ending. It's a book about fears that says there's nothing wrong with having them. A new

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Afraid of snakes, Lenny has to endure a field trip to the zoo's snake house. He encounters taunts from his bullying classmates and little sympathy from his teacher and guidance counselor, who are pictured increasingly snake-like and menacing until the wickedly funny surprise ending. It's a book about fears that says there's nothing wrong with having them. A new edition with full-page, color illustrations in this companion book to The Snake Who Was Afraid of People.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Reillustrated editions of earlier titles. Lenny is afraid of snakes and has to endure a field trip to the zoo's snake house. His teacher forces him to go in and his fears are reinforced when a boa eats two fellow classmates. In the companion volume, Leo the snake is afraid of people-he is captured by a boy, stuffed into a jar, and almost flushed down the toilet before he finally escapes and is reunited (via an underground railroad, no less) with his family. The writing in both books is pedestrian. Even more jarring are Clark's scratchy cartoon illustrations of bug-eyed, frantic kids and snakes wearing Guardian Angel berets. While the premises may be clever, these books are all title and not much story.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780938663157
Publisher:
Rainbow Morning Music Alternatives
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Series:
Rainbow Morning Music Picture Books Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Barry Louis Polisar is a children’s recording artist and a three-time Parents Choice Award winner. He is the author of ten books, including Peculiar Zoo, Don’t Do That, and Haunted House Party. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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