Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Python

Python
By Christopher Cheng and Mark Jackson
Candlewick Press, 2013. 29 pages. Nonfiction picture book.

This nonfiction picture book takes a look at the life of a python. This snake's days include molting her old skin, keeping warm on a rock, and hatching eggs. There is a lot of interesting information within the pages, including how a snake hunts for prey by smelling with her tongue, and eating a mouse by unhinging her jaw to swallow! The soft illustrations help this to not be a too terribly-graphic read, though. The narrative is slow paced and poetic, and is contrasted nicely with factual information.

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