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Snake and Lizard


  • Cowley carves developed characters through concise dialogue, as Snake often balances her primal reptilian instincts against her shy disposition, creating witty moments within each chapter.
  • The author has carefully chosen situations that provide the reader with ways of applying the information to their own friendships. The book is well written, reader-friendly, and will appeal to both boys and girls. The illustrations are a plus and fit the text beautifully. This would be a great gift for a child.
    –Childrens Literature


  • Bash, Barbara. Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus. Sierra Club, 1989.
  • Baylor, Byrd. The Desert Is Theirs. Atheneum, 1975.
  • Cannon, Janell. Verdi. Harcourt, 1997.
  • Cronin, Doreen. Diary of a Fly. HarperCollins/Joanna Cotler, 2007. (And others in the Diary of a . . . series.)
  • Florian, Douglas. Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs: Poems and Paintings. Harcourt, 2001.
  • Guiberson, Brenda Z. Cactus Hotel. Henry Holt, 1991.
  • Howe, James. Houndsley and Catina. Candlewick, 2006. (And others in the Houndsley and Catina series.)
  • Jenkins, Emily. Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic. Schwartz & Wade, 2006.
  • Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad Are Friends. HarperCollins, 1970. (And others in the Frog and Toad series.)
  • Maestro, Betsy. Take a Look at Snakes. Scholastic, 1992.