The Greedy Python: Lap Edition

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The classic tale of a greedy snake, with illustrations by Eric Carle, is now available in an oversize board book edition!

In this humorous story about manners, respect, and friendship, a greedy python eats every creature he comes across in the jungle. From a tiny mouse to an enormous elephant, the devoured animals eventually befriend one another in the belly of the snake, where they team up and kick the inside of the python until he spits them out. Rather than learning his ...

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Overview

The classic tale of a greedy snake, with illustrations by Eric Carle, is now available in an oversize board book edition!

In this humorous story about manners, respect, and friendship, a greedy python eats every creature he comes across in the jungle. From a tiny mouse to an enormous elephant, the devoured animals eventually befriend one another in the belly of the snake, where they team up and kick the inside of the python until he spits them out. Rather than learning his lesson, the python sticks to his greedy ways. When he spots his own tail and mistakes it for food, he swallows himself and...disappears!

This oversize board book edition of a favorite story, whimsically illustrated by Eric Carle, features a refreshed cover design. Children and adults alike adore this hilarious tale of a snake too greedy for his own good!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jillian Kobelin
This classic Carle story is now available as an oversize board book. The book tells the tale of an insatiable snake whose eyes are bigger than his stomach. He devours ten different animals trying to quell his appetite, from a little mouse to an enormous elephant. Before he knows it, the python is beyond stuffed—so full that the animals come right back up again. But, just like many greedy people, the snake did not learn his lesson. He is hungry again, and the only thing in sight is...his own tail. The rhyming scheme will appeal to young audiences, and the ironic humor of the story will please both children and adults. The large pages are set on a pure white background with illustrations and animals reminiscent of many Carle books. Teaching a lesson about overindulgence and greed through a story about a foolish snake, this delightful book will make a great addition to any library. Reviewer: Jillian Kobelin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442489912
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 9/3/2013
  • Series: World of Eric Carle Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 408,717
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Buckley is a much-traveled English writer of both prose and poetry. He has lived in New York, Paris, and London, but his present home is in Cheltenham, England, where he has lived for the past thirty years, bringing up two sons with his wife (and muse) Elfie. His books for children include The Dutiful Penguin, The Foolish Tortoise (with Eric Carle), The Greedy Python (with Eric Carle), and The Bird Who Couldn’t Fly (with Alex Williams).

Eric Carle is the author and illustrator of more than seventy books for children, many of them bestsellers. Born in Syracuse, New York, he moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the Academy of Graphic Arts in Stuttgart before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an international advertising agency. His first two books, 1,2,3 to the Zoo and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, gained him immediate international recognition. The latter title, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 30 million copies and has been translated into forty-eight languages. Eric Carle and his wife, Barbara, divide their time between the mountains of North Carolina and the Florida Keys.

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