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Davies, Nicola and Lozano, Luciano: I (Don't) like Snakes (Nature Storybooks)

Magazine article School Librarian

Davies, Nicola and Lozano, Luciano: I (Don't) like Snakes (Nature Storybooks)

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Davies, Nicola and Lozano, Luciano

I (Don't) Like Snakes (Nature Storybooks)

Walker, 2015, pp32, 11.99[pounds sterling]

978 1 4063 4283 3

What is there to like about snakes? They're slithery, scaly and slimy, striking fear into a lot of people, including the little girl at the centre of this book. Despite the fact that her family keeps snakes, instead of dogs or cats or birds, she declares that she really, really doesn't like them.

So they explain how a snake moves, show her that they aren't slimy at all, and that they use their flicking tongues to smell with. In fact she becomes so fascinated, that she does some research of her own and finds out how snakes have babies [most lay eggs]. By the end of the book she has decided that snakes are beautiful and she really, really likes them!

Nicola Davies is an expert at making natural history accessible for young children, incorporating fact into a picture book. …

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