Set in a little French town, Crictor, a boa constrictor is gifted to Madame Louise Bodot on her birthday from her son, studying reptiles in Africa. A fun and quirky tale of an unlikely friendship and soon to be town hero. I love the extra long bed and the two colour print. Plus it was a .50c Tomi Ungerer, oppy score!
Crictor, written and illustrated by Tomi Ungerer. Published in 1958. This edition is published by Scholastic Book Services.