Small Green Snake by Libba Moore Gray

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While his sisters and brother are quick to heed their mama's advice and stay close to home, Small Green Snake's curiosity gets the best of him, and he soon finds himself trapped in a glass jelly jar. Playful sounds, toe-tapping rhythms, and strikingly bold illustrations in torn paper make this an irresistible read-aloud. Full color.

About Libba Moore Gray

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Libba Moore Gray has been an actress, a dancer, and for twenty years a teacher of high school English and drama. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines, but "Miss Tizzy" is her first writing for children. Ms. Gray's four children include a businessman, a ballerina, a teacher, and a professional clown. With her husband, Robert, she makes her home in Knoxville, Tennessee. David Elliott is the author of several books for young readers, including the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling picture book AND HERE'S TO YOU! He lives in Warner, New Hampshire. Holly Meade has illustrated many picture books, including the Caldecott Honor-winning HUSH! A THAI LULLABY and its follow-up, PEEK! A THAI HIDE-AND-SEEK, both by Minfong Ho. This is the first time she has used woodcuts for a picture book. She lives in Sedgwick, Maine.
Published January 1, 1994 by Scholastic. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure.

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Dear Willie Rudd) rouses the reader with her rhythmic, punched-up prose: ``I'm a grassy grassy/ garter snake/ a sassy sassy/ flashy flashy/ tail twisting/ tail turning/ tail snapping/green snake/ hiss a hiss/ a hiss a hiss/ a hisssssssss...'' Key words and phrases are rendered as part of Meade's ...

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