Blake the snake just might be the most spectacular pet of all time. (Kirkus, starred)
…a loving salute to the unconventional pet heroes of an earlier era… (Publishers Weekly)
Apart from its title, 'My Snake Blake' isn't creepy at all. Blake the snake is a little boy's perfect friend right out of the birthday-present box….The illustrator, Serge Bloch, has taken Randy Siegel's silly, slim text and served it up as a dish straight out of 1960….He draws in the loose, bamboo -pen scribble that thrived in those days. Channeling artists like Saul Steinberg, Robert C. Osborn and Jules Feiffer, he gets the wry, relaxed humor just right. His boy is adorable, as is his snake. (The New York Times)
Blake is a very lovely shade of green, but his best virtue is that he can write! He uses his body to form words which comes in very handy for things like communication and homework help. Just be careful; children get wonderful ideas from books and yours just might ask for a pet snake. (Kiwi Magazine)
Serge Bloch's marvelously economical drawings sustain a feeling of high good humor throughout this appropriately long-and-narrow picture book for 3- to 8-year-olds. (The Wall Street Journal)
Randy Siegel is the author of Grandma's Smile for Roaring Brook Press, which Publisher'sWeekly called, "a wry and contemporary reality check on the going-to-Grandma's genre." Siegel has written for newspapers and magazines around the country and works for Advance Publications in New York City.
Serge Bloch is a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner and the recipient of France's Baobab Award. He illustrated Susie Morgenstern's A Book of Coupons, named an ALA Batchelder Honor Book, and has written and illustrated numerous books for children and young adults. He lives in Paris.
I ordered this for my grandson's birthday. He checked this out of the library 3 times so I decided it was time to purchase it for his own library.Published 19 months ago by Laura
My son's name is Blake and that is what drew me to the book. He enjoys reading it together and likes to see the snake spell out the words. :-)Published 19 months ago by Alicia Thompson
I bought this book for my 3 yr old nephew and he loved it. The story and illustrations were engaging. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Catherine Moore
I bought the book to go along with an item I am crocheting for a great-great niece. Theitem is a six foot long snake with multiple colored stripes and stuffed with fibefill. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by Frances L. Fletcher
Cute story, but the math is wrong. Really simple math, too. So if you get this for yourself or any kid, fix the math first. Read morePublished on March 1, 2013 by LC
Purchased this book as a Christmas present for my 6-year old son. We happen to have a couple of pet snakes at home (a kingsnake and a corn snake), so this is a story that... Read morePublished on January 11, 2013 by Mark
I ordered enough copies for all my grandchildren. "My Snake Blake" is a great children's book to take away any fears a child may have learned from parents.Published on November 23, 2012 by Ed B.