by Megan Kopp

Part of a Series: Wild About Snakes.

The text and large color photos in this compact but gripping (in every sense) book describe various species of anaconda and the creatures’ hunting practices, bodies, diet, reproduction, and habitat, and some methods that are used to protect them. Snake-wrapped sidebars and photo captions add to the exciting presentation with astonishing facts such as “After a large meal, [anacondas] may live an entire year without eating again.” Terms such as “predator” and “constrict” are defined on the pages where they are used; the book also gives kids some context for the vastness of the animal by showing the skin of one with some children standing beside it, and by comparing the average height of an adult male human with that of a female anaconda, which can be up to 28 feet long. Kids who want more on these “legless lizards” are directed to the publisher’s Facthound site, which lists related safe websites.

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ISBN: 9781429654326

JLG Release: October 2011

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details








    Page Count


    Trim Size

    7" x 9"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.7, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.3, Points: 3


    Level: IG810L

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