Great for reading aloud and for audience participation . . . a small, sassy, flashy grassy garter snake . . . goes exploring and comes face to face with a monster: a squealing woman with huge snapping garden shears. . . . The illustrations in brightly colored torn-paper collage express the jerkiness and sinuousness of the storytelling. Kids will be wriggling and quivering in sympathy (Booklist) Full color.