Title: Pythons – Giant SnakesPythons Giant Snakes
Author: Paula Taylor
Illustrator: Gloria Kamen
Pages: 32
Recommended Ages: 7-8
Star Rating: ★★★

I had a snake book growing up. Even though it made me feel a bit unsettled, I would often flip through it staring at the different pictures of snakes coiling, spitting, hiding, nesting, and strangling. All very edifying.

The name of that book was Snakes. Maybe one day I’ll get around to reading it again and reviewing it. In the meantime, I should stop talking about it and start talking about Pythons.

Pythons, as should be obvious from the name, limits its discussion of snakes to the one category of snakes. However, there was much exploration within the category, for pythons come in all lengths, colors, and environments. Illustrations illuminate the material on each page, and there are images of pythons hatching from the eggs, consuming prey, and even molting.

Conclusion. Good as far as it goes, but not very detailed.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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