Product Details
List Price:
$9.95
Ages:
7 to 9
Grades:
2 to 4
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
10" x 9"
Published:
08/2009
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-744-1
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Lexile Level:
1000L

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About the Book

Overview

Can you climb a tree without using arms or legs? Can you smell odors by wiggling your tongue in the air? Snakes can! Beginning with these simple questions, award-winning author Laurence Pringle invites readers to explore the remarkable abilities and lives of snakes. Snakes are legless reptiles, but thanks to their powerful muscles and hundreds of rib bones they can coil, creep, climb, and swim. Some can even glide through the air. Join Laurence Pringle in this NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book as he takes a look at some of the more than two thousand snakes that are found almost all over the world. A lively and informative text, joined with Meryl Henderson's bold and realistic art, explains how snakes hunt for food, move, shed their skin, give birth, and play important roles in nature. While snakes may look strange, this fascinating book shows why they are also wonderful creatures.

Reviews

"The author of more than 100 books for children and teens has produced another winner in this attractive compendium of intriguing snake facts. . . . This handsome science title will slide off the shelf." --Kirkus Reviews

"With its crisp writing and profuse illustrations, it will please both browsers and report writers." --School Library Journal

* "Fascinating book. . . . Even readers fearful of snakes may find the subject a little less strange, a little more wonderful." --Booklist, starred review

Awards
Meet the Author

Laurence Pringle

Laurence Pringle has written more than one hundred books for children and teenagers, including the Strange and Wonderful series and the Secret Life series, among other award-winning science titles. Internationally, his books have sold more than three million copies.

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Meet the Illustrator

Meryl Henderson

Meryl Henderson has illustrated a number of books for children and she is a regular contributor to Highlights® magazine. Visit merylsart.com.

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