This book reveals the deep-rooted feelings of a snake who is afraid of people. His fears prove well-founded when he is captured by a school-aged child and held captive in a jar with little air. The snake manages to escape and goes into hiding, aided by a group of beret-wearing reptiles who are really operating underground.
Barry Louis Polisar is a four-time Parents Choice Award winner who has written songs for Sesame Street and Weekly Reader; starred in Field Trip, an Emmy Award-winning television show for children; performed at the White House, the Smithsonian, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and has been featured regularly on the Learning Channel. He has won a Special Library Recognition Award for his ability to communicate with and excite children to read through his books, poems, and songs, which include Barry Louis Polisar's a Little Different; Insect Soup; Old Dogs, New Tricks; and Old Enough to Know Better. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. David Clark has teamed with Barry on most of his books and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He lives in Luray, Virginia.