In this clever riff on Aesop, Poppy feels guilty when he accidentally drives over Snake, and he decides to risk being bitten in order to free the sassy reptile. But snake wants more. This is a sly tale about who gets the last laugh.In this clever riff on Aesop, Poppy feels guilty when he accidentally drives over Snake, and he decides to risk being bitten in order to free the sassy reptile. But snake wants more. This is a sly tale about who gets the last laugh.Read Less
Pascal LeMaitre. Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by TONI MORRISON and SLADE MORRISON Part of the Nobel Prize winning author's series for children, retelling Aesop's Fables. Co-authored by her son and signed by both TONI MORRISON.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-02-02 A smattering of picture books contribute to existing series. Mother and son collaborators Toni and Slade Morrison bring forth another modern take on an Aesop fable in Who's Got Game? Poppy or the Snake, illus. by Pascal Lemaetre. Poppy tells his grandson the tale of a "sass-mouthed" snake who he accidentally ran over with his truck years ago. The snake convinces Poppy to take him home for a while ("You mean to tell me you not going to take me home and give me something to eat?"). This reworking puts the focus on the value of being careful and aware. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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