illustrated by Eleanor Rosenberg
Vernon and the Snake is an entertaining story with a twist. Read Vernon’s story of his encounter with the Snake, and then flip the book over to hear the Snake tell his version of events!
Vernon and the Snake are forced to face their fear of each other when they unexpectedly meet one day. There is only one backyard; will one of them be finding a new place to hang out? Or will Vernon and the Snake learn to live with each other?
Beautifully painted illustrations in a fun and vibrant style bring the characters and their vivid imaginations to life.
- Hardcover: 24 pages
- Publisher: Gumboot Books , first edition (2008)
- Language: English
“Stranaghan captures the heart of children when confronted with a scary thing. Beautifully, she expresses the fears children can have…eventually, the two (Vernon and the Snake) find a way to live peacefully together by learning about each other – a valuable lesson which can be applied elsewhere.” PQB News
“The rhyming text and bright cartoon-like illustrations work well together in telling this story about fear and perceptions. While Vernon and the Snake would make a fine read-aloud for preschoolers, teachers of older grades could utilize the book as a writing model and have their students retell other stories from the perspective of characters other than the main character.” Dave Jenkinson, Editor, CM Magazine