Snakes! Animal Planet Chapter Book – review and giveaway

Whilst I’m fine with insects, it’s fair to say that I’m not the biggest fan of certain kind of reptile.  My son doesn’t share my fears though, so I knew he’d enjoy book 4 in the Animal Planet Chapter Book series called Snakes! Published by Liberty Street and distributed via GMC Distribution, this is a 112 page paperback book packed full of information.


As I mentioned last week in my Bugs! post, this series of books are perfect for children in Key Stage Two at school and they contain lots of interesting facts.


From Fang Facts which show the different parts of the snakes anatomy, to snakes senses and scale patterns, Snakes! is crammed full of facts.  It’s also full of photographs which really help bring the book to life.  All a little too much so for my way of thinking, but my son likes them so he’s more than happy.


Different snakes move in different ways and Snakes! explains the differences and which snakes swim, side wind and even concertina to name but a few ways they move.

My son was fascinated to learn what different types of snake like to eat for lunch as well as the different habitats they choose to live in. Who knew that the Gaboon Viper has the longest fans at over 5cms long! Did you know that some snakes even have snouts?  I certainly didn’t.

Priced at £4.99 I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below for your reference as this is a really great little series of books for Key Stage Two children to enjoy and Snakes! is no exception.  They’re a great pocket money investment in my eyes.

disclosure:  we have been sent this item in exchange for an honest review.

I’m pleased to be able to offer 3 lucky readers the chance to read this book for themselves.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to enter.  Good luck.

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Snakes! Animal Planet Chapter book worth £4.99

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94 thoughts on “Snakes! Animal Planet Chapter Book – review and giveaway

  1. I’m not fond of them but they don’t bother me as I grew up in Texas with lots of snakes and wouldn’t want one for a pet but fine as long outdoors

  2. I like most snakes but definitely not a rattle snake, the others I don’t mind but when the Rattle snakes rattles it sounds so sinister

  3. i dont have a favourite snake. i wouldnt say im scared of them but i still wouldnt want one in the house!

  4. i dont have a favourite although im not afraid of them at all, when we weere on holiday in greece i alsmot stood on one, my husband freaked out but i just put the snake in some bushes so no one else would step on it!

  5. I think the Red-bellied black snake is beautiful but I’m a tad scared of it, we used to find them in our wood piles and the palms in the garden (not UK ~ Australia)

  6. well i think the cobra … but only because i’m re reading the ladies detective books and they feature in there and its making me curious – i think i would HATE one if i actually saw one!

  7. I don’t really have a favourite. I think they’re beautiful creatures though although I wouldn’t want to meet a poisonous one out in the woods!

  8. Not a fan of snakes, but the story of Cleopatra and the Asp makes me a little interested in their power over life and death!

  9. I am a little afraid of snakes but I am getting better since my daughter started breeding them. I can at least stroke them now but not quite ready to hold one on my own

  10. I don’t have a favourite, I don’t hate them but would prefer not to see them! My sons on the other hand love them!

  11. I absolutely love and am fascinated by snakes. By far they are my favourite animal. My husband bought me a Corn snake for my last birthday, which was a massive surprise and he won’t ever beat that present. My favourite snake is the Gaboon Viper.

  12. My favourite snake is a Burmese Python as we had one as a pet when I was younger and he was such a beautiful snake

  13. I have never touched a snake – only seen them in a zoo and watched Steve Irwin programmes. They are extraordinary creatures but I don’t know enough about them to have a favourite.

  14. I used to be afraid of them until i visited a reptile house with my brother, started by holding the little ones and built up to the bigger ones and realised there was nothing to be afraid of.

  15. i’ve held and stroked a python but I’ve just confessed to my grown up kids that I don’t like them. I just acted brave so as not to pass on my fear.

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