SNAKES by Sandra Markle

SNAKES

Biggest! Littlest!
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Age Range: 7 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Addressing new readers in this mesmerizing follow-up to Spiders: Biggest! Littlest! (2004), veteran science writer Markle sticks to short, matter-of-fact sentences, easy language, and such high-profile topics as extremes of size, natural prey, fangs and jaws and skin shedding. Accompanied by a set of riveting close-up photos, including views of an African Rock Python downing an entire gazelle, six people holding up a monster described as a “young Reticulated Python,” and several looks down the throats of various vipers, this should find a ready audience of vicarious thrill-seekers. However, it includes enough factual content to leave budding naturalists pleased and informed, too. (map, glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-9)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2005
ISBN: 1-59078-189-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2005




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