Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Snake Bite by Tom Jackson

A couple of sentences per page give the reader intriguing bits of clear information in this 32-page paperback book. The text is supplemented by excellent photographs depicting venomous snakes, the “milking” of snakes, a spitting cobra (mid-spit), and humans interacting with snakes. A wonderful starting point for striving readers looking for an inquiry topic or some engaging independent informational reading. A table of contents, glossary, index, and recommendations for further reading on the web make this an ideal teaching tool for introducing non-fiction text features to this frequently requested topic. --Jessica Fenster-Sparber

Jackson, Tom. Snake Bite. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 2009.

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