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I Saw Anaconda

I Saw Anaconda

Author Jane Clarke
Illustrator Emma Dodd




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This romping, rhyming novelty book is full of odd animals and yucky flap reveals. A little boy watches as ALL SORTS of animals are swallowed up by a very hungry anaconda. But if that anaconda swallows a boy, an alligator, a stork, a piranha, a frog, a skink AND a tick . . . will she be sick?

What the Critics Said

“Clarke’s verses are easily sung to the original’s tune, and a sequence of flaps and gatefolds culminating in a big, crowd-pleasing pop-up tableau to illustrate “sick—ick!” add extra measures of fun to Dodd’s cartoon views of the ditzy-looking snake and other popeyed riverine fauna … the images, the moving parts, and the format are all large enough to keep both small and spread-out classes or storytime groups rapt. A less-gothic alternative to classic versions.”

Kirkus Reviews

“It’s the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly but with a snake! … So few books are singable these days and yet small children pay so much better attention when you can sing a song for them. Finally, Kirkus said of this book that it is “A less-gothic alternative to classic versions” which is their way of saying the snake throws up the lot of them. Booyah.”

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Dutch, Korean, US English

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