Title: Slither, Snake!
Author: Shelby Alinsky
Photo Credits: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geograhic Society
Summary: Different types of snakes are shown in their natural habitat. A reading pattern introduces the name of the snake and the words ‘Slither, snake!’. Then one more piece of information is given for each snake. The endpapers show a habitat map where the five snakes named in the book live in the world.
Literary Merit: Non-fiction information is accessed easily with photographs and simple sentences. A word bank is provided at the front of the book.
Kid Appeal: Snakes! Kids who are fascinated by snakes will gravitate to this book. Easy to read text will encourage emergent readers to learn more about snakes on their own.
Disclaimer: This book was nominated for the 2015 CYBILS Award in the Easy Reader category. This review is shared as part of the Round One Judging. It is solely my own opinion and not influenced by any other parties.