The Girl Who Wore Snakes by Angela Johnson

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It's love at first sight when the visiting zoo man asks who at school wants to hold a snake. "Me," Ali says right off--and wears the snake all day. Later Ali buys all the snakes she can at the pet store and wears them all home. For children fascinated by snakes, this is an experience to relish. For those afraid, it is a reassurance. Full color.

About Angela Johnson

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Angela Johnson was born on June 18, 1961 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She attended Kent State University and worked with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) as a child development worker. She has written numerous children's books including Tell Me a Story, Mama, Shoes like Miss Alice, Looking for Red, A Cool Moonlight and Lily Brown's Paintings. She won the Coretta Scott King Author's Award three times for Toning the Sweep in 1994, for Heaven in 1999, and for The First Part Last in 2004, which also won the Michael L. Printz Award. In 2003, she was named a MacArthur fellow. James Ransome has illustrated more than 35 books for children, including many award winners. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his wife, children's book author Lesa Cline Ransome, and their four children. Visit his website at
Published September 1, 1993 by Orchard Books. 1 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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A classroom visit from a local zookeeper and a collection of animals awakens a girl's interest in snakes in this picture book by Do Like Kyla 's collaborators.

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