by Janell Cannon
Young Verdi doesn’t want to grow up big and green. He likes his bright yellow skin and sporty stripes. Besides, all the green snakes he meets are lazy, boring, and rude. When Verdi finds a pale green stripe stretching along his whole body, he tries every trick he can think of to get rid of it—and ends up in a heap of trouble. Despite his efforts, Verdi turns green, but to his delight, he discovers that being green doesn’t mean he has to stop being himself. “Cannon is on a roll, her gift for creating memorable characters and scenes on glorious display in this tale of a feisty python hatchling.”—Publishers Weekly A young python does not want to grow slow and boring like the older snakes he sees in the tropical jungle where he lives.
Janell Cannon's picture books have won many awards and are beloved around the world. Before she became a full-time creator of books for children, she designed and produced summer reading programs at her local public library. Born and raised in Minnesota, Ms. Cannon now lives in Southern California.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 4/28/1997
Age range: 5 - 8 Years
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Adolescence - Pythons -Snakes