Author and Illustrator: Janell Cannon
Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book
Plot: Verdi is a python living in the rainforest. He’s young and yellow. The adult pythons are green and boring. All they do is lay around. Verdi is full of energy. He spends his day playing and trying crazy tricks. When he notices a green spot on his back, Verdi tries everything to keep from turning green. But will it be enough?
Rating: 4.3 – a cute book about being okay with growing up
Opinion: This was a cute book. It was one of my favorite books growing up. I loved Verdi’s antics. Rereading it now makes me understand a little of where Verdi’s coming from. It’s a bit long for most of the kids I work with, but I think the older kids I work with could sit through it, though. They would love Verdi’s antics, too. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has kids or has a unit one wild animals.