Snake and Lizard

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Kane Miller Book Pub., 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 85 pages
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From award-winning author Joy Cowley comes an engaging story of two unlikely, but inseparable friends. Snake is elegant, calm and a little self-centered, while Lizard is exuberant and irrepressible. Through a series of small (and not so small) adventures, the two friends bicker, compete with each other, go into business and finally, end up as lifelong friends. "There is something the matter with your voice." "Ga-runch! Ga-runch!" said Snake. "I've got a frog in my throat!" she whispered. Lizard said, "Oh, I know how to fix that," and he gave Snake a mighty slap on her back. The frog shot out of Snake's mouth. It landed in the grass and, quick as a blink, it hopped away. "My supper!" cried Snake. "That was my supper!"

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User Review  - Paul Farbman - Goodreads

This episodic book talks about the friendship between Snake and Lizard and their many adventures together. Although the animals are personified, many of the animal traits they would posses are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gabes Lapinski - Goodreads

I chose this book because of the theme and how it shows friendship. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Cassia Joy Cowley is a New Zealand language and reading specialist. She was born on August 7, 1936, in Levin, New Zealand. She has written more than 500 books for beginning readers, many of which have been honored internationally. The Cheese Trap won the AIM Children's Book Award for Best Picture Book (1996) and Red-Eyed Tree Frog won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book (1999). She has won New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards for Best Junior Fiction for Ticket to the Sky Dance (1998) and Starbright and the Dream Eater (1999). The Mouse Bride (1998) is being produced as an animated program for New Zealand television. In 2002, Cowley was awarded the Roberta Long Medal, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham for culturally diverse children's literature. In 2004, she was awarded the A. W. Reed Award for Contribution to New Zealand Literature, and in 2010, she won the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in the Fiction category.

Gavin Bishop, writer and illustrator of more than 20 children's books, was born in Invercargill, New Zealand. He studied paint at the Canterbury University School of Fine Arts in Christchurch. Bishop has been a professor and lectured extensively throughout New Zealand. He lectured in China at the invitation of UNESCO. In addition to his books, which often reflect his Maori heritage, Bishop has written two ballets and two TV series based on his first book, Bidibidi. He is the winner of the Russell Clark Medal for Illustration (1982), the Grand Prix in the Japanese Noma Concours for Children's Book Illustration (1984) and the New Zealand Children's Picture Book of the Year (1982, 1984).

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