“I saw Anaconda swallow a tick… / It made her tummy hop and kick! / Will she be sick?” Yes, as it turns out, after swallowing a skink, a bright red frog, a piranha, a stork, a “gator,” and, climactically, the narrator himself—a young white explorer. Clarke’s verses are easily sung to the original’s tune, and a sequence of flaps and gatefolds culminating in a big, crowd-pleasing pop-up tableau to illustrate ...
A less-gothic alternative to classic versions. (Pop-up picture book. 4-6)
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