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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Greedy Python by Richard Buckley and Eric Carle

Release Date - September 2013 (Reissue)

Richard Buckley
Eric Carle
Little Simon

Book Review by Bob Walch

Everyone knows that pythons are big snakes with voracious appetites. But, as you’ll discover when you read this picture book, the python here gets a little carried away. One day he began gobbling everything in sight. A mouse, frog, bird, bat and fish went into his long stomach. They were followed by a porcupine (quills and all), monkey, leopard and water buffalo. Seriously? Yup! This snake is really hungry!

But wait, he’s not done by a long shot! Next Mr. Python spies an elephant.

I’m far too big to eat!” says the elephant. Not really! And with that the snake swallows the elephant!

Now Mr. Python is finally full…really full…totally full…perhaps a little too full, in fact! With all those animals making a bit of a commotion inside the stuffed snake something is bound to happen…and it does! I’ll let you read this clever board book to see how Mr. Python’s story ends. Of course, there is a lesson to be learned here also about being too greedy for your own good.

A lovely, whimsical picture book with a clever story, you’ll want to remind your youngster from time to time to not be a “greedy, green python” when
eating pizza or something equally yummy and filling!

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