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Snake, His Story

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Best known for his canon of classic hilarious children’s books, including favorites like GEORGE AND MARTHA, MISS NELSON, and THE STUPIDS, James Marshall has no rival when it comes to goofy fun. With the same silly spirit and charm, he presents four expressive stories about four little troubles. Marshall fans will cheer the return of these four little gems, out-of-print sin ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 28th 2000 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 2000)
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Rosa Cline
Feb 18, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it liked it
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This is a good book to show a child that it's okay to be a little different than the other children. Snake could hear and everyone knows that snakes can't hear but this one can. At the end of the story he saves the day just by being himself.
Amber the Human
Apr 13, 2014 Amber the Human rated it liked it
Odd, to say the least. Snakes can't hear ... but this one can. And so he is able to stop a couple of bank robbers. Of course. I love stories where I can't tell what the end will be, and this is one of them.
Jan 03, 2013 Samantha rated it liked it
Snake is different; he can hear. At first, Snake is worried about not fitting in, but when he uses his special ability to stop some bank robbers he is a hero. Simple illustrations colored with green, yellow, orange, and brown mirror reach page of text.

It reminded me of some of my favorite picture books from my childhood: Martha Speaks and Gregory the Terrible eater. The idea that what makes you a little different also makes you special is such a great theme to base a story on.
Emerson and Theodore
Apr 02, 2013 Emerson and Theodore rated it it was amazing
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James Marshall is my new favorite children's book author. These books captivate a young boy's attention. But there is a sincere story present that is interesting enough for an adult.
Elizabeth Smitheram
It's a story about realizing that it's okay to be different and that it makes you who you are! Great for little kids, and has pictures to go along although I don't like them that much
Ali Werner
A great book for encouragement towards young children. Gives a life lesson of it is okay to be different.
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James Edward Marshall (October 10, 1942 – October 13, 1992), who also wrote as Edward Marshall, was a children's author and illustrator.

His father worked on the railroad, was a band member in the 1930s, and his mother sang in the local church choir. His family later moved to Beaumont, Texas. Marshall said: "Beaumont is deep south and swampy and I hated it. I knew I would die if I stayed there so I
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