The splendid spotted snake by Betty Ann Schwarz; illustrated by Alexander Wilensky (2011)

[Published by Workman Publishing]

snake1If you’re looking for something just a little bit flashy for your preschool audience, then this simple story of a colourful snake is spot-on.

“When Yellow Snake was born, he had bright red spots. But then he grew…” Every time you turn the page our ribbony snake buddy grows longer and spottier.

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The final crescendo where all the spots go a little crazy is brilliant and is accompanied by this nifty bit of rhyme, “All his spots got kind of blended. Yellow Snake thought, “This is splendid!” (The Ended)”

Check out The splendid spotted snake at Auckland Libraries.

Or buy The splendid spotted snake from Fishpond.

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