Slinky, Scaly Snakes (DK Readers: Level 2)

by Jennifer Dussling

Paperback, 1998



Local notes

R Dus




DK CHILDREN (1998), Paperback, 32 pages


An introduction to the physical characteristics and habits of snakes.

Physical description

32 p.; 8.98 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member conuly
They're simple. They're informative. They're cheap. If your child is too young to read, they're perfectly good read-aloud books.

What more can you ask for when stocking your kid's library?

This book is filled with stunning pictures of snakes being snakes - so if you're squeamish, avoid it. If you're
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not, though, you're sure to love the snakes eating rats :)

One problem I *do* have with it is that not all the facts are well-integrated into the text. There are too many little "fact boxes" on the pages. These just distract from the main text, and make the book harder for beginning readers. All information should have been written as a cohesive unit, not as a page with a separate little box of information.
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LibraryThing member ElizabethHaaser
The non-fiction book, “Slinky, Scaly Snakes” by Jennifer Dussling is a fun, interactive book. I like that the pictures included are real photographs. I think this helps teach about snakes more than drawings would. It’s also just cool to see the different types of snakes there are! I also like
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that there is a list of snake facts in the back of the book, like “Unlike people, snakes never stop growing” and that snakes can only slither as fast as humans walk, so it’d be easy to outrun a snake. All together, I think this book is a great read for learning about the animal, and the overall theme is exploring the topic of snakes and finding out surprising facts.
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