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A Snake in the House

by Faith McNulty

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This is relatively long for a picture-book as we experience the world of the snake and all its hiding places in detail - but rewarding to the right reader. Good for a classroom that needs more for its 'environmental awareness' story collection, because it is a (realistic) story, not just a science book. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Remember catching insects and frogs in jars just to keep them as a pet? That's what happened to this snake and the story is told from his point of view. At the end of the story, the boy who catches him realizes how sacred life is and the determination of the snake to be free, so he lets the snake go. This is a good book to teach children about the value of the ecosystem. ( )
  HannahRevard | Sep 5, 2013 |
Genre: Realistic Fiction

Media: Watercolor

Age Appropriateness: Primary ( )
  beth1219 | Nov 19, 2009 |
Most children love to catch insects, bugs, frogs, and other creatures. This story talks about a boy who catches a snake and then realizes that the snake is better off in its' natural habitat. It would be a good book to enhance a unit on snakes or pond life, perhaps.
  ksmitherman04 | Dec 6, 2007 |
A snake is relaxing in the grass by a pond when a young boy suddenly scoops him up into a jar and brings him back to his house. The snake escapes the jar and hides in different places for several days before finally making it back outside. ( )
  aconant05 | Oct 16, 2007 |
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An escaped snake finds many clever places to hide throughout a house, while the boy who brought him home continues to search for him.

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