Snakes! by David T. Greenberg

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eviled by most, loved by some, and feared by all, snakes are an eternally fascinating subject to all kids. David Greenberg's frightfully funny verse will have readers shivering and laughing out loud! From an anaconda driving a car to peanut butter and jelly snakes, readers will see these slimy serpents revealed in a whole new light. Fans of David Greenberg's previous books and snake lovers of all ages will delight in this latest celebration of creepy creatures.
 

About David T. Greenberg

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David T. Greenberg, christened "our emerging poet of Gross" by the New York Times, travels the country giving poetry readings and conducting language arts workshops for teachers and children. He has also written The Book of Boys (for Girls) and The Book of Girls (for Boys) and Whatever Happened to Humpty Dumpty? Lynn Munsinger is the illustrator of many popular books for children, including One Hungry Monster, Hungry Monster ABC and Ogden Nash's The Tale of Custard the Dragon and Custard the Dragon and the Wicked Knight. Lynn Munsinger was born December 24, 1951 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. She attended Tufts University and graduated in 1974. The following year she enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in illustration. She received her degree in 1977 and continued her studies in London. She has illustrated more than a dozen popular books for Houghton Mifflin Company. Since 1978, she has illustrated over 70 children's books for over 25 different authors, but is best well known for her partnership with Helen Lester. Munsinger and Lester have been together since first publishing The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983 with Houghton Mifflin Company and Walter Lorraine, their editor. They have collaborated on the Tacky the Penguin series and many other popular titles including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat. Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator.
 
Published May 1, 2004 by Little, Brown Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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What is so effective here—other than Munsinger’s swarming, snaky watercolors—is that Greenberg never gets cute, but keeps the verse highly palpable: “With a horrifying rustle / Of cartilage and muscle / Very very slowly they unwind / Tongues abruptly flickering / Whispering and snickering / They ...

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An otherwise brave main character and his puppy find their home terrorized by ""[a] hundred thousand salivating snakes!"" The tone moves from ominous to playful: ""Snakes as playground swings/ Snakes as teething rings."" But even after he has seemingly conquered his fear, one final twist (or...

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