Python Cover


By Christopher Cheng; Mark Jackson (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763663964, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 26, 2013

Follow the deadly python as she slithers in search of a meal in this riveting nature story that is not for the faint of heart.
Python stirs and slithers out from her shelter, smelling the air with her forked tongue. It's time to molt her dull scales and reveal the glistening snake underneath. Gliding along a tree, she stops and watches very, very closely as a bird drops onto a branch and escapes the razor-sharp teeth just in time. But Python is hungry, so she slides on to stalk new prey. Combining informative facts, expressive illustrations, and a lyrical, mesmerizing narrative, here is a book to captivate anyone fascinated by this iconic creature.

About the Author
Christopher Cheng established the Zoomobile and taught at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, and now is a full-time author of children s books. He lives in Australia.

Mark Jackson has illustrated numerous picture books, including "The Truth About Penguins" by Meg McKinlay. He lives in Melbourne, Australia."