Alan Durant Snake Supper

ISBN 13: 9780006644231

Snake Supper

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9780006644231: Snake Supper

A snake slithers slowly through the forest looking for supper. He sees a mouse and gobbles him up but he's still hungry! So he eats a goat, two chimps and a tiger. But then an elephant gets the better of him, and sets free all the animals he has eaten. How they laugh at Snake!

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From Publishers Weekly:

Alternating whole and half-pages put a now-you-see-it, now-you-don't twist on a tale of mealtime mayhem. In short order, a hungry snake swallows a mouse, a goat, two chimps and a tiger-but instead of supper, the ravenous reptile winds up with his just deserts. And while kids might be initially alarmed by this wholesale feasting, they will likely applaud the solution achieved by an ingenious elephant. Durant's no-frills storytelling relies on a heavy dose of kid-pleasing sound effects: "'Rrrrrr! Rrrrr!' roared the tiger. 'Sssssssupper,' hissed the snake." Parker's watery colors and rudimentary illustrations, however, are less successful, with bug-eyed animals exhibiting often ungainly expressions. The book's shape-longer horizontally than vertically-allows the snake to stretch out to his full, polka-dotted length, but little advantage is taken of the half-page inserts. Ages 3-6.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 2?This story is similar in concept to Robert Leydenfrost's The Snake That Sneezed (Putnam, 1970; o.p.), but it is a much thinner tale. A yellow and blue snake swallows four successively bigger animals. When he encounters an elephant, he has to open his mouth VERY wide. The elephant takes advantage of this by inserting a stick and thereby propping the snake's mouth open. He then pulls out all of the animals. After the dazed reptile recovers, he slithers on in search of more food. The text is minimal and predictable. Illustrations are done in simplified shapes with watercolor washes over heavy black-line drawings. All of the characters have large bulging eyes and exaggerated expressions. An offering that can be easily skipped.?Alexandra Marris, Rochester Public Library, NY
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Durant, Alan
Published by Picture Lions (1994)
ISBN 10: 0006644236 ISBN 13: 9780006644231
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Picture Lions, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006644236

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