Australian Cover


Illustrated by Mark Jackson
Walker Books Australia
ISBN 9781921529603

Candlewick Press (USA)
ISBN 9780763663964

It’s morning in the bush.
Python stirs and slithers out from her shelter.
She warms her head and smells the air
with her forked tongue.
Python is a beautiful snake,
but also dangerous
– and she is looking for a meal.

python cover (usa)

USA Cover

Combining informative facts with a lyrical, mesmerizing narrative, and with expressive illustrations, this is a book to captivate anyone fascinated by this iconic creature.

Nature Storybooks. Every wonderful word is true!


  • Nominated – MOCKINGBIRD BOOK AWARD (Abilene Independent School District – Texas), 2014
  • Best Books of the Year (2014) for Children and Young Adults, selected by the The Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education.
  • Shortlisted – Eve Pownall Award, Children’s Book Council of Australia, 2013

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