When Sam and Davey see the snake they are amazed. It’s way bigger than any other carpet snake they’ve ever seen – its body is as thick as a man’s thigh.
The boys’ first reaction is to run away, but once their fear wears off, they’re more interested than scared. Their science teacher, Mr Watson, is interested too. He’d like a chance to photograph the snake. And a stranger who hears about the snake is pretty interested too. He sets up camp near the swamp, hoping to track the python down.
Sam and Davey don’t trust the mysterious Mr Smith. They’re sure he’s up to no good. What they don’t know is how to stop him.
The Giant Scrub Python is a Quick Reads title from Word Weavers Press, aimed at reluctant readers, especially boys in upper rpimary. As with other titles, The Giant Scrub Python is a good blend of fun and action, in a format which will appeal to its target audience.
The Giant Scrub Python, by Grace MacDonald Baldwin
Word Weavers Press, 2003.