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In this humorous tale about manners, respect, and friendship, a greedy python eats every creature he comes across in the jungle. From a tiny mouse to an enormous elephant, the eaten animals eventually befriend one another in the belly of the snake where they team up and kick the inside of the python until he spits them out. Rather than learning his lesson, the python sticks to his greedy ways. When he spots his own tail and mistakes it for food, he swallows himself and...disappears!
Last published as a board book in 1998, this classic story whimsically illustrated by Eric Carle returns with refreshed colors and layout, and a fresh new cover design. Children and adults alike will enjoy this hilarious tale of a snake too greedy for his own good!
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Eric Carle was born in Syracuse, NY,
and moved to Germany with his
parents when he was six years old. He
studied at the Academy of Graphic Arts
in Stuttgart before returning to the
United States, where he worked as a
graphic designer for The New York
Times and later as art director for an international
advertising agency. His most well-known book, The
Very Hungry Caterpillar, which was published in 1969
gained him immediate international recognition. Since
the Caterpillar was published, Eric Carle has illustrated
more than seventy books, including Papa,Please Get
the Moon for Me and The Tiny Seed, and more than 88
million copies of his books have sold around the
world. In 2002, Eric Carle and his wife Barbara
founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in
Amherst, MA. Eric and Barbara Carle divide their time
between the Florida Keys and the hills of North
Carolina. For more information please visit:
www.eric-carle.com and www.carlemuseum.org.
ea. vol: illus. by Eric Carle. unpaged. CIP. Picture Book Studio, dist. by Alphabet Pr. Aug. 1985. pap. $3.95. PreSchool-Grade 2 Combining Buckley's original verse based on Aesop's themes with Carle's bold, vibrant collages creates a dynamic collaboration. Joined artistically for two allegorical tales, the duo blend their verbal and visual talents to create well-paced suspenseful fables. At times Buckley's terminology will elude his younger readers/listeners, but the metered message maintains a familiar pattern. Thus, integrated with the illustrations, the texts flow flawlessly in their interpretations of slow but safe and of greed. With typical aplomb Carle splashes the pages with greens, yellows, browns and blues, recreating many of his popular creatures. The foolish tortoise finds that although his shell may make him slow, it also protects him from preying animals and the elements. The greedy python, having made himself sick by gobbling up every animal in sight, finds that his last greedy gulp, his own tail, is his final gulp. Of the two tales, children will take more delight in the plight of the python due to its pervasive humor, yet both stories are painless prophets of moral values. Cathy Woodward, Lima City Schools, Ohio
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1847386202