on June 1, 2000
Lizard's Home has it's basis in an old hispanic folk tale. A version for older readers appears in Joe Hayes' Watch Out For Clever Women where the villan trying to cheat using the black and white pebbles is a money lender. The simple, but very colorful and expressive illustrations of the snake and lizard in this story are sure to captivate younger readers. The clever little lizard is able to outwit the wily snake without any violence. This would be an excellent read-aloud for kindergarten and first grade story time.