I (Don’t) Like Snakes
Author: Nicola Davies
Illustrator: Luciano Lozano
BUY – I (Don’t) Like Snakes
Have you ever been scared of something, but not really known why? Perhaps you thought up a list of reasons to justify those uncomfortable feelings, but they didn’t go away. Then one day you hear something intriguing, perhaps something incredible and that fear takes a turn towards curiosity…
This is just what happens to a young girl, a girl who’s family loves snakes. In their house snakes are part of the family, like pets you might say. They are everywhere, on the sofa, on the floor! So when she announced, “I really, really, really don’t like snakes!” they all said “WHY?”
Award winning author and Zoologist Nicola Davies, captures the imagination by humorously describing these slithering reptiles in ways that kids can relate to. Filled with funny and informative facts, I (Don’t) Like Snakes, shows us how amazing snakes really are.
For snakes, shedding their skin is a bit like getting rid of scruffy, worn out old clothes. They discard the old skin like you would wriggle your foot out of an old sock. Underneath is a fresh new skin.
Did you know that each rattle on a Rattle Snakes tale is an old skin. If you count the rattles you’ll know how old the snake is?
“But what about their slimy, scaly skin? It’s icky!”
“Snakes aren’t slimy”, said Mum.
She explains that they are dry to touch and it’s their shiny see-through outer skin that makes them look wet!
Luciano Lozano’s colourful illustrations are both graphic and playful, revealing stacks of snake secrets in riveting detail.
How do the eyes of day time and night time hunters differ. Why do some snakes have round pupils, while others have vertical or horizontally slits. Fascinating!
Some forest snakes can fly like a flat ribbon, but how do their scales help them climb?
This is one of the coolest books you could ask for about snakes and I would not be at all surprised if by the end of the story, you REEEEEALLLLY LIKED THEM too!BUY – I (Don’t) Like Snakes