Snakes by James Maclaine


Written by James Maclaine
Illustrated by
Part of the Beginners Series Series


Snakes by James Maclaine

Why do snakes hiss? What do they eat? How do they shed their skin? Find out the answers to these questions and lots more in this beginner's guide to snakes. From 'What are snakes?' to a full glossary of snake terms, the fascinating world of snakes is explained through easy-to-read text accompanied by full-colour photographs and illustrations. Includes internet links to exciting websites to find out more about these remarkable reptiles.


'No Key Stage 1 classroom should be without the whole set' - The Bookseller'

'I can't praise Usborne enough for introducing [internet links] to many of their non-fiction books as it really helps children retain information' - Adventures in Home Schooling

About the Author

James Maclaine

James Maclaine studied Classics at Oxford before joining Usborne Publishing in 2010. He never realised that reading Latin and Greek for all those years would lead to writing books about animals, coming up with drawing, doodling and colouring ideas, and setting puzzles, but he’s ever so glad they did.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


32 pages


James Maclaine
More books by James Maclaine


Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2014



We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

Lovereading 4 schools