Rose-Marie Provencher Slithery Jake

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Slithery Jake

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It's one thing when Sid brings a snake home for a pet. But it's a whole different story when that snake escapes!

Where on earth could that Slithery Jake be? Is he slinking in the covers? Hiding under the dog's dish? Sleeping in Grandpa's noodle lunch? The whole family grows frantic as they search for Sid's missing pet. Share in their surprise when Jake's hideaway is finally revealed.

With quirky watercolors and a romping rhyme, Slithery Jake will slither right into your heart.

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About the Author:

"I'm not afraid of snakes," claims Rose-Marie Provencher. She and her childhood friend once kept a pet snake, and they missed him so much after he died that they saved his skin! A fan of all reptiles, she also looked after an alligator one summer. He got ahold of her finger and wouldn't let go, so she never alligator-sat again. The author of Mouse Cleaning, Rose-Marie Provencher lives in New Hampshire with two dogs, two chickens, and a goat.

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PreSchool-Grade 3--This amusing tale in rhyme plays on a familiar fear of having an undesirable creature lost in the house. When Sid comes home with a snake that he wants to keep as a pet, Ma expresses strong reservations, but his parents decide to sleep on the decision. At breakfast the next morning, the boy announces that Jake is nowhere to be found, setting off an easily imagined level of hysteria. A hilarious hullabaloo ensues as everyone fears Jake's slithery presence and the family goes to the extreme of camping outside until the animal's whereabouts can be determined. Only Sid, and, to a lesser extent, Pa, are concerned for the reptile's safety. All's well that ends well when the snake is discovered in the most ironic of spots. Wacky, off-kilter illustrations serve this humorous tale well. From the youngest to the oldest, all of the relatives are portrayed with the same corkscrew curls done up in different styles. Levity and good fun give this story broad appeal.--Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA
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