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|Snakes on a train|
Author: Dennis, Kathryn
Snakes slither and hiss on their train ride.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/01/19)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 12/15/2018 The title of this delightful panoply of sounds, shapes, and train-riding snakes riffs on the comically horrifying movie Snakes on a Plane, but happily this book is just comic—and sneakily educational. The colorful, Richard Scarry–like snakes have perfectly round eyes in oval heads on top of rectangular or zigzag bodies. They slither into seats on a boxy red train, which pulls out of the station with a satisfying hissss. Train-crazy kids will get a kick out of seeing serpents guide the train’s journey, from the switcher snake that gets the locomotive on the right track to the “brakesnake” that brings things to a necessary halt. The snakes, seen in profile on the train, are adorable as they play cards, read books, and stick their pink tongues out to lick ice-cream cones. At book’s end, the train rests with a sssh for the night, the snakes curl up and sleep, and the stars form a lovely S. The one-dimensional illustrations look like cutouts and showcase shapes throughout. Silly, sibilant, and smart. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.