Brightly colored, cheerful illustrations, and brief text provide a first look at snakes for young science fans. While many snake enthusiasts demand books with photographs, these gentle, stylized drawings may appeal to those who find photos fearsome. ""If you want to see really big snakes, a zoo is the place to go,"" the author advises, and shows a variety of large snakes in zoo cages. The anaconda, rattlesnake, cobra, and milk snake all share the same cage, which may puzzle the viewer, since the author says later that small and middle-sized snakes are often food for other snakes. The text discusses how snakes move, hunt, survive heat and cold, give birth, and shed their skins. No information is given on where snakes are found or their sizes. No index.