This little girl has a problem. Her family doesn t have dogs, or cats, or birds they have snakes And she really, really, really "really "doesn t like snakes. Read more...
This little girl has a problem. Her family doesn t have dogs, or cats, or birds they have snakes And she really, really, really "really "doesn t like snakes. Her family can t understand her dislike, but they canhelp her understand why snakes do the things they do and look the way they look. And maybe once she knows more, she will start to like snakes a little . . . or even a lot. Packed with snake trivia, this clever story includes realistic illustrations and simple explanations of snake behavior sure to make even slither-phobic readers shed their misconceptions about these fascinating reptiles. Back matter includes a note about snakes, a bibliography, and an index."
- ISBN-13: 9780763678319
- ISBN-10: 0763678317
- Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
- Publish Date: September 2015
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 5-8
- Dimensions: 10.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-08-31
- Reviewer: Staff
“Some families have dogs, or cats, or birds. But my family has snakes. They love them!” explains an exasperated girl. One by one, her hipstery family members, who lounge around the house draped in snakes, dissect her anti-snake arguments. “Snakes have to slither,” says Mom. “It’s the only way they can move.” And those “creepy” stares? “They stare... because they can’t blink,” Dad tells her. Lozano expertly shifts between scribbly cartoons of the family and more naturalistic drawings of snakes and their anatomy, accompanied by information-packed captions from Davies. The narrator overcomes her aversion a bit too easily, but the book’ blend of playfulness and scientific detail make it a winner. Ages 5–9. (Sept.)