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Young Verdi doesn’t want to grow up big and green. He likes his bright yellow skin and sporty stripes. Besides, all the green snakes he meets are lazy, boring, and rude. When Verdi finds a pale green stripe stretching along his whole body, he tries every trick he can think of to get rid of it--and ends up in a heap of trouble. Despite his efforts, Verdi turns green, but to his delight, he discovers that being green doesn’t mean he has to stop being himself. “Cannon is on a roll, her gift for creating memorable characters and scenes on glorious display in this tale of a feisty python hatchling.”--Publishers Weekly
A tale by the author of
Stellaluna introduces young Verdi, a tiny spotted snake who is sent out into the jungle to grow up big and strong and who finds grown-up snakes so unpleasant that he simply refuses to turn green.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / Reptiles + Amphibians
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Janell Cannon
Street Date: April 1, 1997
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6215
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