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Slithery Jake

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
A rhyming story about the hysteria that ensues when a new pet snake is found missing from his cage.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Rebekah Waldorff
Aug 20, 2015 Rebekah Waldorff rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Kids; Snakes; Read-aloud.
A cute book about a boy and his pet, Slithery Jake. Slithery Jake gets lost and the rest of the book describes the family's search to find him. My brother enjoyed it when I read it to him, and it was short enough I didn't lose my voice. The family relationships in the story are well crafted--the Father especially being a peace maker in times of trouble. The family is extremely loving toward the main character and each other, not only helping to search for Jake, but also reacting with little ange ...more
Rachel Thomas
Apr 20, 2010 Rachel Thomas rated it did not like it
title: Slithery Jake (picture)
author: Rose-Marie Provencher
illustrator: Abby Carter
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Date of Publication: 2004
Summary: This book was cute but not my favorite. It was sorta dumb. It is about a boy who has a snake in his house and it gets lots. His family freaks out and everyone looks for it. When they find it they like it. I don't think I would put it in my classroom.
Oct 05, 2011 Matthew rated it liked it
This reminded me of past pet snakes I've known, some that escaped, and others that bit. Fear of snakes seems natural to me. They are wil and unpredicatble creatures. However, understanding and respect seem to be the better treatment method. This was a fun story told in verse. I enjoyed it.
Aug 31, 2009 Jenny rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Fun to read aloud--of course, I love any book I can read with a southern accent! My five-year-old really gets a kick out of the family seeing Jake everywhere, but never finding him--especially when one of them thinks he's about to eat the snake!
Sandra Stiles
Jul 03, 2009 Sandra Stiles rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Jake brings home a snake for a pet. The snake escapes. The family looks everywhere for it. When they can’t find it they take their blankets outside to sleep. They find the snake in the hammock because it prefers to be outside.
Jul 25, 2014 Tam rated it liked it
My 5-year-old loved this cute rhyming book!

"Sid came running, skidded to a stop.
'Wait till you see what I just got!
Look, Ma! Look, Pa! I found a snake!
It's my best pet yet, and I call him JAKE.'"
Aug 12, 2016 Naomi rated it liked it
Cute, rhyming read with engaging and hilarious illustrations to boot. On that note, I can think of numerous other books that are a much cuter.
Mar 03, 2010 Chrystal rated it really liked it
The funny faces and the scared family were a hit in this book! My girls could just imagine what it would be like to have a snake on the loose!
Melinda Miller
A family has a crazy time trying to find the new pet that has gotten loose in their house: Jake the snake.
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I love reading rhyming books with the kids!
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