Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis



Written & Illustrated by Janell Cannon

Harcourt, 1997, 56 pp., ISBN-13: 9780152010287

In this charming story, a baby python decides he doesn’t want to grow up or become old, lazy and green! He thrives on his vibrant yellow color with his bold stripes as we can see from the very big handsome snake on the front cover! Cannon represents the jungle and its many creatures through her very colorful and creative illustrations. But, to Verdi’s dismay, time doesn’t stop and we all get older but not without adventure!  Verdi’s case is no different! Children will be enthralled and with Verdi as he takes them on a journey through the jungle complete with death defying thrills and sky flying fun! (AEL)


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This entry was posted on September 13, 2012 by in Picturebooks.

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