Christopher Cheng , Illustrated by Mark Jackson

It’s morning in the bush.

Python stirs and slithers out from her shelter.


She warms her head and smells the air

with her forked tongue.


Python is a beautiful snake,

but also dangerous

– and she is looking for a meal.


Combining informative facts with a lyrical, mesmerizing narrative, and with expressive illustrations, this is a book to captivate anyone fascinated by this iconic creature.


Nature Storybooks. Every wonderful word is true!




Nominated – MOCKINGBIRD BOOK AWARD (Abilene Independent School District – Texas), 2014


Best Books of the Year (2014) for Children and Young Adults, selected by the The Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education.


Shortlisted – Eve Pownall Award, Children’s Book Council of Australia, 2013



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