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The Greedy Python

Written by Richard Buckley & illustrated by Eric Carle
Published by Little Simon
Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
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May 19, 1985
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In this classic picture book from Richard Buckley and Eric Carle, a greedy python eats every creature he comes across in the jungle. From a tiny mouse to an enormous elephant, the eaten animals befriend one another in the belly of the snake, where they team up and kick the inside of the python until he spits them out.

This humorous tale about manners, respect, and friendship will delight readers!

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Who Wrote The Greedy Python

Richard Buckley

Richard Buckley is a much-traveled English writer of both prose and poetry. He has lived in New York, Paris, and London, but his present home is in Cheltenham, England, where he has lived for the past thirty years, bringing up two sons with his wife (and muse) Elfie. His books for children include <i>The Dutiful Penguin</i>, <i>The Foolish Tortoise</i> (with Eric Carle), <i>The Greedy Python</i> (with Eric Carle), and <i>The Bird Who Couldn’t Fly</i> (with Alex Williams).

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Who Illustrated The Greedy Python

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. He is best known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, From Head to Toe, and The Grouchy Ladybug. Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many bestsellers, most of which he also wrote. He has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter, and divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina. Mr. Carle opened the celebrated Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Northampton, MA, to feature both his work and that of other esteemed children’s book artists.

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May 19, 1985

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