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Garter Snake at Willow Creek Lane (Smithsonian's Backyard)

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On her own since birth, a young garter snake learns important skills such as how to find meals and protect herself from predators such as crows and dogs. Includes facts about garter snakes and a glossary.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Soundprints (first published May 19th 2011)
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Wayne S.
Oct 30, 2011 Wayne S. rated it it was amazing
Do you like snakes? Some people are afraid of snakes, but most snakes are harmless and in fact are very helpful to mankind. Garter Snake is a young eastern garter snake, the last of eighteen born behind the yellow house on Willow Creek Lane late one summer. Unlike many other snakes which hatch from eggs, garter snakes are born live. Where will Garter Snake live? What will she eat? What other animals will try to eat her? How will she react to the family dog? How will the humans react to her? And ...more
Mymcbooks
Nov 01, 2011 Mymcbooks rated it it was amazing
My Review: This is a delightful book about Garter snakes that would intrigue children of all ages. Author Janet Halfmann did a great job using fictional story to describe the habits and habitats of the Garter snakes. Do you know that after the mother Garter has given birth to move than 12 Garter snakes she moves on after just spend up to two days with the snakelings? The snakelings are then left to fend for themselves. They feed on earthworms, insects, snails, slugs in the garden. After a few ...more
Amy
May 03, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
This is a great little story, vividly illustrated, about a baby garter snake that comes into the world--in someone's back yard. The story opens with the baby garter's mother giving birth to several offspring, one of which becomes our main character.

Baby Garter sets out on her own to explore the world, as mother snakes don't stick around when their babies are born. Her home s a field behind a big, yellow house where a family lives with their dog, Bingo.

I loved this little picture book--not only w
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Janet Halfmann is a multi-award-winning children’s author who strives to make her books come alive for young readers and listeners. Many of her picture books are about animals and nature. She also writes picture book biographies about little-known people of achievement. Recent titles include Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will the Babies Be?; Home in the Cave; Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish; ...more
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