Snakes! By Laurence Pringle; Illustrated by Meryl Learnihan Henderson


Strange and Wonderful

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ISBN: 9781590787441


Published by (2009-08-01)

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.

Book Details

Format: Trade Paperback
Price: 9.95 USD / 9.95 CAD
Published: 2009-08-01
ISBN: 9781590787441
Page Count: 32
Trim Size: 10 x 9

"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