I think I’ve stumbled upon the type of book our Lil’Man loves. He was enthralled with the TIME for Kids books I previously reviewed. Now the latest release from Discovery has our son completely fascinated with…of all things…snakes!
Discovery Snakeopedia is 192 pages loaded with scales, fangs, rattles, beady little eyes…basically any and everything your little learner would want to know about slithering reptiles. There’s even a number of pages at the back about lizards, turtles, crocodiles and the like.
Every page is bursting with big, colorful pictures and tons of facts and trivia about snakes. You’ll learn about what snakes eat and how they eat it. (Did you know that some pythons will eat an entire deer, antlers and all?) There’s fascinating snake terminology. (Did you know that pit vipers get the name for the holes in their heads that detect temperature, not from where they live?) You’ll even learn that cobras are extra loving mothers. (Did you know that the King Cobra is the only snake known to build a nest for it’s eggs?)
Our son loves this book. He’ll bury his nose in it some mornings after his chores and before we begin school. Next thing you know he’s following daddy around the house reading a new interesting snake fact he discovered.
This book would make a great gift for the young animal enthusiasts in your home. Or older enthusiasts. I’ve caught my husband thumbing through the pages once or twice.
*NOTE: For any of my creationist readers, there is a good bit of evolution and millions of years talk in this book as you might expect from the source.
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