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Title:
Slinky, scaly, slithery snakes
Author:
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw.
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Publication Information:
New York : Walker & Co., 2000.
Physical Description:
32 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
890 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.2 0.5 57765.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.7 3 Quiz: 24173 Guided reading level: P.
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ISBN:
9780802787439

9780802787446
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Summary

Summary

Did you know that some snakes lie in ambush for weeks waiting for their prey to come within striking distance?

You'd think it would be hard to survive in the wild without legs. But look at snakes! More than 2,500 different kinds of snakes slither and creep throughout the world. They live almost everywhere on Earth, except for the North and South Poles, and some isolated islands. Snakes come in only one shape, but they come in many patterns and sizes -- from the two-inch long thread snakes that are as skinny as the lead in your pencil to the thirty-two foot reticulated python that is big enough to eat a pig or small child.

Kendahl Jan Jubb's lush and scientifically accurate illustrations capture these scaly predators as they hunt, hide, and reproduce. As far back as the Garden of Eden snakes have had the power to both fascinate and repel us. Their deadly simplicity is always compelling.


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Booklist Review

Ages 5^-8. In the same picture-book format as Patent and Jubb's Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs (1997), this colorful volume provides a lively introduction to snakes. Patent discusses camouflage and predatory skills as well as how snakes move, where they live, how they can devour animals larger than themselves. A typically clear, succinct statement, "There's nothing extra about a snake," leads into a discussion of how body type enables snakes to survive in many habitats. Surrounding and sometimes underlying the text are vibrant paintings that offer close-up views of snakes in the wild. An inviting look at snakes. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-The sinuous bodies of snakes are highlighted in vivid paintings that dominate every page of this introductory title. Short paragraphs of text are set against various color backgrounds, often encircled by the loosely coiled bodies of various species. The text describes the physical and behavioral characteristics common to all snakes, and some special characteristics of individual species. The last page lists the reptiles in order of appearance, and identifies them by common and scientific names. The book is clearly written and well organized, but not all scientific terms are defined within the text. The paintings are realistically rendered but the colors are often more intense than they would be in nature. Also, many of the illustrations are close-ups, making most of the species appear to be of roughly the same size, which is misleading. A world map shows the geographical distribution of 20 of the snakes featured in the book. Patricia Lauber's Snakes Are Hunters (HarperCollins, 1988), which is aimed at roughly the same audience, has similar information but is illustrated with cartoon drawings. Patent's book offers more information on senses and defense mechanisms and has more realistic illustrations. Young herpetologists should find Slinky, Scaly, Slithery Snakes very satisfying.-Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.