One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree
by Daniel Bernstrom, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel
Katherine Tegen Books, 2016
A fun, perfectly-rhymed story where a snake gobbles a boy and the clever boy, from inside the snake’s belly, dares the snake to eat more. One by one, the snake eats a bird, a cat, a sloth, an ape, and still the boy dares him to eat more. The snake takes on bursting-huge proportions, yet is talked into eating a teeny-tiny fly. Of course, the snake is so sick he throws up everything he has eaten. Filled with fun-sounding, mostly made-up words it’s just fun to listen to the story and enjoy the brightly colored pictures.