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.
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94 thoughts on “Snakes! Animal Planet Chapter Book – review and giveaway”
I don’t really have a favourite although I’m not afraid of them.
I prefer a harmless little grass snake, and I must admit, I am scared of them!
The green tree python because of their colour.
I’m definitely afraid of them all!
I’m scared of snakes so haven’t got a favourite
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
never thought about a fav snake
I don’t like snakes at all.
I don’t mind a garden snake but they’re a bit unpredictable!
Cobra – tend to be scary when you first see them as they are massive – havent seen that many !
I don’t have a favourite. Though not afraid. Would like to have more information regarding snakes, etc.
I like the larger snakes… on TV though, not face to face!
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
I’m a little scared of them, but I do think they are fascinating
i dont have a favourite snake. i wouldnt say im scared of them but i still wouldnt want one in the house!
I dont have a favourite, im not scared of them but if i saw one in the wild i would be terrified!
I’m absolutely terrified of snakes, my husband and boys love them though and worry that one day they’re going to get their wish and own one!
i dont like them and definatley wouldnt hold one lol. my sons love snakes though! x
I don’t like snakes I’d run a mile if I came a cross one ! On the other hand my grandson loves the things among other reptiles so he would be getting this book aarrgghh lol
I like the Rattle Snake…any snake that gives you a little warning before striking can’t be all bad can it? 😉
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!
Think it has to be the adder have actually seen one in the flesh
Don’t like snakes at all but cobras are magnificent.
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)
I do not like any snakes at all
I like grass snakes as you see them regularly in the countryside by us
I’m massively afraid of them but my daughter loves them, the bigger the better
I think grass snakes are OK
I am a little scared of them but I think they are fascinating.
Pythons, I am okay with them but might feel different if they were near me!
rattle snakes 🙂
I definitely don’t have a favourite
King cobra – They scare the life out of me
I wouldn’t want to ever have to handle a snake but the black mamba snake fascinates me.
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!
Im not very brave with any snakes, I love the pythons they are majestic …..
We rescued an Albino Rock Python named Maurice and we all love him, give me a snake over a spider any day 🙂
cobra – I dont like the way snakes move and their tounges
I’m not frightened but don’t have a favourite. I will stroke friends snakes.
I don’t like snakes at all, even the thought of them makes me shudder!
I love snakes and my favourite is a python
I’ve always liked snakes, particularly adders because so rare that I manage to see one.
Petrified of them…. even grass snakes
One that isn’t going to bite me! lol
I don’t really know much about them – I’d like to learn more though!
I’d rather stay away from anything that moves! I don’t like that they seem unpredictable.
Im not keen on snakes some have beautiful colours but I’d never go near it lol
The king cobra will always win it for me, stunning creature.
I can’t stand the things, they make my skin crawl.
My favourite is the Python and the sheer size it can grow to.
Petrified of them all!
No favourite but they are fascinating creatures
i hate them my son loves to wind me up as he has held one
I’m afraid. If I ever saw a diamond back I’d panic.
I like them all – we go to Chester Zoo almost every week and see plenty!
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!
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!
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
I don’t like any snakes! They all look scary.
I don’t really care for snakes although I’m not scared of them
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!
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.
I’m afraid of snakes because Ii would be scared they would wrap round my neck
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
Snakes are quite fascinating corn snakes are probably my favourite however I don’t know a lot about them
I’m a little afraid
I’m not scared of them but I don’t know enough about them to have a favourite.
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.
I don’t have a favourite but I am not scared of tehm
I don’t have a favourite snake as I am abit scared of them.. ok ALOT
I think I may have had a snake bite in East Sussex, so I a, really scared of them now
I like snakes but my bf is not to keen on them.
find them fascinating. not scared…welll i guess if i saw one in my living room id be in shock!!
a king cobra is my fav. looks amazing!
I’m not scared of them but don’t really have a favourite. My son loves them.
I like any snake that keeps out of my way!!
I odnt like spiders too many legs!!
I don’t have a favourite. I don’t really hate them, but can’t say I’m a fan.
I love all snakes, but I’m especially fascinated by those huge anaconda in the Amazon!
I’m afraid of snakes ;o
scared of snakes!!
I’m facinated by rattlesnakes but I’m glad I don’t have to worry about them here!
I like most snakes, but my fave is a Python
I love anacondas!
I quite like corn snakes! I wouldn’t say I’m afraid of them but I don’t think I’d keep one as a pet!
I love corn snakes they are such lovely colours and I would happily have one
i like cobras as the ride in chessington is named after one and they are fast creatures
I’m not afraid of the little ones, but the bigger ones I’m not so fond of!
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.
I don’t really have a favourite. I think they are so scary because they can be deadly.
I like the orange and black striped ones don’t ask me what it is lol
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.
I love the look of the King Cobra.