On the Trail of 'Slithery Jake' The book Slithery Jake takes a family on a comic hunt for a missing pet snake. Rose-Marie Provencher wrote the tale for young readers, with vivid illustrations by Abby Carter. Daniel Pinkwater joins NPR's Scott Simon to read aloud from the book.
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On the Trail of 'Slithery Jake'

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On the Trail of 'Slithery Jake'

On the Trail of 'Slithery Jake'

Kids' Book Details Family's Nervous Hunt for a Missing Pet

On the Trail of 'Slithery Jake'

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In the new childrens' book Slithery Jake, the title character is a pet snake who gets lost in Sid's house.

Sid is a little boy. Some of the adults who surround him are scared silly — with plenty of comic implications. But as the family's search for Jake continues, the story has its sad moments and a few scary surprises, too.

Rose-Marie Provencher wrote the tale for readers of pre-school age and up, with vivid, colorful illustrations by Abby Carter.

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Daniel Pinkwater, the Weekend Edition ambassador to the world of children's literature, joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the tale and to read aloud.

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