Monday, January 9, 2012

The splendid spotted snake by Betty Ann Schwartz & Alexander Wilensky

A little snake is born and begins to grow - it may sound like a rather simple concept, but this book is anything but simple.  With each new page there is a new colour to explore and enjoy as the snake grows and grows and grows - becoming a bright and colourful wonder.

There are few books that become instantly memorable, but this is one of them, a picture book that will have the lasting appeal of The very hungry caterpillar.  The illustrations are charming and simple, yet they have a huge impact, partly because the snake grows with bright yellow fabric strips coloured with bright spots.  And the words that accompany the pictures blend perfectly with the pictures to make a fun read for the whole family to enjoy.

This is a perfect sharing book, either for a group of children in a class or storytime, or one-on-one with your favourite little (or big) person.  Thoroughly engaging and lots of fun for all ages.

If you like this book then try:
  • The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Not a box by Antoinette Portis
  • What makes a rainbow? by Betty Ann Scwartz & Dona Turner
  • Should I share my icecream by Mo Willems

Reviewed by Brilla

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