Illustrated by :Kathryn Durst
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 6 - 9, Grade (US) 1 - 4
Dimensions:9in x 6.5 x 0.33 in | 0.58 lb
Page Count:80 pages
Illustrations:FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
UNIQUE FORMAT: Using a highly illustrated chapter book format, this book imparts traditional non-fiction information in a way that is especially appealing to reluctant readers and readers of comics and graphic novels.
LOL: So many elements combine to make this book laugh-out-loud: the meta-style voice, the narrator’s hairbrained ideas, the expressive characters, a stylish cockroach, a guileless boy and a seemingly sinister snake.
ILLUSTRATOR PROFILE: Kathryn is a young and very talented illustrator whose profile is growing, especially since the publication of Hey Grandude!.
FRESH & QUIRKY: Rachel is a non-fiction author who is known for her wonderfully quirky and clever approach. She is experienced in classroom visits and has an interesting background in taxidermy!
One of Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2021
“Durst's digitally finished crayon pencil pictures are appropriately lively and goofy, and her naïve anatomical graphs are equally comical and effective. Try this at storytime, when it’s likely to please both snake-lovers and snake-haters.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“Rachel Poliquin has given Celeste a chatty voice that keeps the facts-filled text from sounding pedantic, and Kathryn Durst . . . extends it with her comically funny depiction of the characters and their actions.” —Montreal Gazette
“A clever and entertaining approach to discovering the pertinent factual aspects of pythons while enjoying a goofy, easy-to-read story.” —CM Magazine
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