Verdi

by Janell Cannon

Like all green tree pythons, Verdi is born with beautiful golden yellow skin and... read more

Like all green tree pythons, Verdi is born with beautiful golden yellow skin and he dreads the day he will mature into the an adult with green skin. Verdi has seen the old greens, lounging around on tree branches, day after day, doing nothing. He vows to stay young and active-- and yellow! But even a creative snake can't change nature, and Verdi finds a way to feel comfortable in his own green skin. Jannell Cannon's acrylic paintings are filled with surprising humor, owing to her blend of natural realism with completely unnatural acrobatic stunts performed by the pythons in the story. (Ages 4-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997

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