Python by Christopher Cheng

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Follow the deadly python as she slithers in search of a meal in this riveting nature story that is not for the faint of heart.

Python stirs and slithers out from her shelter, smelling the air with her forked tongue. It’s time to molt her dull scales and reveal the glistening snake underneath. Gliding along a tree, she stops and watches very, very closely as a bird drops onto a branch — and escapes the razor-sharp teeth just in time. But Python is hungry, so she slides on to stalk new prey. Combining informative facts, expressive illustrations, and a lyrical, mesmerizing narrative, here is a book to captivate anyone fascinated by this iconic creature.
 

About Christopher Cheng

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Christopher Cheng established the Zoomobile and taught at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, and now is a full-time author of children’s books. He lives in Australia.Mark Jackson has illustrated numerous picture books, including The Truth About Penguins by Meg McKinlay. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
 
Published February 26, 2013 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A python (identified in the closing note as an Australian diamond python) slithers from shelter to bask in the sun, shed her skin and nab a rat (after missing a bird).

Dec 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Python

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A day in the life of a blue and yellow diamond python unfurls in the Australian bush. Jackson%E2%80%99s hazy illustrations depict a female python as she wakes in the morning, molts, hunts for food (an

Jan 25 2013 | Read Full Review of Python

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A day in the life of a blue and yellow diamond python unfurls in the Australian bush.

Jan 28 2013 | Read Full Review of Python

Youth Services Book Review

It would probably be read more as a picture book than as a book for school reports.

Feb 26 2013 | Read Full Review of Python

K-Gr 2—Written as a narrative about one female snake-Python-this brief introduction to the species offers basic information such as how and what she eats; how she keeps warm; scales and molting; and incubation and hatching of eggs. Two to six sentences of text and a related fact or two appear on ...

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