Akimbo and the Snakes Hardcover – September 5, 2006
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About the Author
Alexander McCall Smith has written more than 50 books, including the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries and The Sunday Philosophy Club. A professor of medical law at Edinburgh University, he was born in what is now Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana.
LeUyen Pham has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Big Sister, Little Sister; Sing-Along Song; and Piggies in a Polka. She lives in San Francisco, California.
- Grade level : 2 - 4
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Hardcover : 80 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1582347050
- ISBN-13 : 978-1582347059
- Dimensions : 5.27 x 0.44 x 7.6 inches
- Publisher : Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1st edition (September 5, 2006)
- Reading level : 7 - 9 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #988,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top reviews from the United States
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I was attracted to the book by realizing that the various animal-related stories that Alexander McCall Smith includes in his No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books were among my favorite parts of those books. It occurred to me that the Akimbo books might have such stories in them.
Well, not quite . . . but the series is full of Akimbo learning about wild animals, the threats to animals from people, and deals with the problems through Akimbo's brave deeds. Children like to see themselves playing important roles in the world, and Akimbo and the Snakes is very good for appealing to that desire.
Akimbo's uncle runs a snake park. One of the daily tasks is milking venom from poisonous snakes. Akimbo has a chance to help during a long visit to the park. The visit becomes more exciting when Akimbo joins Uncle Peter to capture a green mamba, a very dangerous snake. Without Akimbo, the snake would have gotten away. The book features a terrifying scene involving Akimbo and the green mamba that's not for the easily frightened. The book does a good job of describing about all kinds of snakes and making them seem less dangerous than the most fearful might imagine.
The book is nicely illustrated which adds to the realism of the story.
Top reviews from other countries
Kids that are into Deadly Sixty and wildlife will love this and all the Akimbo series.