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Snake Who Said Shh...

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Seth slithers out of his hole and tries to say his first word, but all that comes out is 'Shhh'. His mother encourages Seth to try again, but no luck. All he can say is 'Shhh'! The jungle animals who have gathered to hear Seth's first word erupt into giggles and fits of laughter. Whoever heard of a snake that said shhh? The grumpy leopard then tells the other animals that ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published July 1st 2015 by QEB Publishing
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Tina ( As Told By Tina )
Disclosure: We received a copy from the author/publisher in exchanged for an honest review. This does not influence our review in any shape or form.

Seth is a baby snake who said “Shh” instead of “hiss” like most snakes do. This leads to the other animals around him to make fun of him. After the animals realize that they hurt Seth’s feelings they try and find the perfect gift for his birthday, which turns into a bit of an argument. It turns out all Seth wants is a little peace of quiet.

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Justine Carnegie
Jan 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Observed this being used in a nursery class to explore sound, and linked to the first phase of phonics. Having children join in and explore the sounds animals make developed the children’s phonic knowledge.
The story worked really well for the activity with this age group. I would probably use it in a similar way in my practice.
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
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A cute book about a snake's first word and the gift he wants most.
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked the illustrations, and the story was cute. It didn’t really seem special, though.
Allie Reitzell
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Seth thought the sound he made was embarrassing. After a while, it came in handy.
When Seth ventures from his home, the baby snake is teased by the other animals because of the sounds he makes. But snakes usually hiss rather than saying, "Shhh," which prompts them to tease them and force him back into hiding. When they feel badly about what they've done, they get into a huge argument about what to give him for his birthday. As it turns out, all Seth wants is some peace and quiet. Although I can certainly relate to a need for that, the book really didn't hold any surprises for ...more
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Such a cute little storybook!
Patricia McLaughlin
Aug 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Sibilant creation story about the origin of the word "shhh": a lisping baby snake.
Pamela Powell
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Seth the snake is a newborn and all the jungle animals gather around to hear his first words. This would be a great read-aloud about not laughing at others!
May 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
ARC supplied by publisher via Edelweiss
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Pleasant and completely predictable.
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