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The Greedy Python

Book & CD

Illustrated by Eric Carle / Read by Stanley Tucci

A snake is too greedy for his own good in this book and CD package illustrated by children’s book legend Eric Carle and narrated by award-winning actor Stanley Tucci.

In this classic picture book from Richard Buckley and Eric Carle that includes a CD with audio narration by Stanley Tucci, 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—and listeners!

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 The Dutiful Penguin, The Foolish Tortoise (with Eric Carle), The Greedy Python (with Eric Carle), and The Bird Who Couldn’t Fly (with Alex Williams).

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Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of more than seventy books for very young children, including The Tiny SeedPapa, Please Get the Moon for Me, and his most well-known title, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the prestigious art school, the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart, before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an advertising agency. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, now considered a modern classic, has sold nearly fifty million copies and has been translated into sixty-five languages. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2002. Eric Carle lives in the Florida Keys.

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Stanley Tucci is an actor, writer, director, and producer. He has directed five films and appeared in more than seventy films and a dozen plays on and off Broadway. He has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Tony, and a spoken word Grammy; is the winner of two Golden Globe and two Emmys; and has received numerous other critical and professional accolades.

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