Nicola Davies, illustrated by Luciano Lozano
A similar format with two parallel texts, but both provide factual information. In one text, in script lettering, an unnamed girl in a family that keeps snakes as pets, describes her dislike of them (the snakes, I mean) – for the reasons that most people are wary of snakes. A response, always in block lettering, explains the importance of these ophidian characteristics. The illustrations are mainly in wax crayon, brightly coloured and boldly featured. Those about the girl’s story are cartoon in style, while those clarifying the factual text are realistic. The crossed out don’t in the title reveals to the reader where the story is heading.