cover image Be Gentle, Python!

Be Gentle, Python!

Jeanne Willis. Carolrhoda Books, $7.95 (28pp) ISBN 978-1-57505-508-4

Be Gentle, Python! and No, Biting Puma! by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Mark Birchall, teach gentle lessons to the littlest learners. Part of the Be Nice at School series, both books present cute but impish creatures as they wreak havoc on their first day of school. Python has a habit of squeezing his classmates too tight; Puma likes to bite. In the end, their classmates turn the tables and stop the unwanted behavior. (Aug.)