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10 thoughts on “Hiss-s-s-s!

  1. says:

    Hiss s s s is the story of Omar, a boy who wants a pet snake, and it includes at least as much information about how to care for snakes as your average pet guide for children The information is presented as the results of Omar s research and the guidance given to him by the dealer from whom he obtains his snake, and it didn t feel out of place or annoying to me, even though I recognized those sections for what they were For good measure, there s also some content about phobias, since Omar s mother has a powerful fear of snakes.The book is fast paced and fairly short I appreciated the fact that it inhabits the world in which many present day children live, one in which text messaging and YouTube and Spongebob Squarepants are simply facts of life, rather than that odd landscape so prevalent in much children s literature, where trade names are nonexistent, and the most one might see with reference to technology is a generic reference to the internet I understand that authors don t generally want to sound like corporate shills, but at the same time, it s hard to convey an accurate picture of modern American life without mentioning any trademarked words.It was also nice to see Omar as a hero with an unusual ethnic background mixed Pakistani and Lebanese in a story where the author didn t feel compelled to make that the main focus, but simply accepted it It s a good natured, even funny, book, and it seems to perfectly fit what Uma Krishnaswami was talking about in the May June issue of The Horn Book a book that is capable of mixing humor with matters of race and culture For most of the novel, Omar s culture is matter of factly normalized, and when his mother s fear of snakes turns out to be related to past events in her home country, it doesn t feel gratuitous or tacked on.Is Hiss s s s great literature in the same way as Charlotte s Web or When You Reach Me or other children s classics Probably not Will it win any awards Almost certainly not But the 10 year old boy in me loved it, and I think it s a title for which you could easily create an exciting booktalk, and which kids would genuinely enjoy reading As much as we need literary children s books, we need books like this too.


  2. says:

    Omar would very much like a snake He has read all sorts of information about them and knows just how to take care of one, from feeding to the habitat the snake will need The only problem his mother is very afraid of snakes and she doesn t want one in the house Omar s father is okay with the idea, as long as Omar will be responsible for the snake Omar is He finds a friend of a friend who parts with all the equipment that he needs for 5 He finds a reputable snake breeder and educates himself on what to look for in a healthy snake He has a little trouble with food sources, and that becomes a moment of contention when he first brings Arrow home If his mom freaks out about him thawing out a frozen baby mouse in a drinking glass, how will she react when she finds out that Arrow has gotten out of his habitat and is loose in the house As it happens, not well, but after a family emergency precipitated by Arrow s wanderings, Omar s mother realizes that Arrow is safe and it is her own fears that she needs to conquer Strengths Excellent way to incorporate a multicultural character without having the book be about the multiculturalism Omar s father is from Pakistan and his mother is from Lebanaon Details from their cultures add interesting dimension to a simple story about a boy wanting a pet Weaknesses I have a paper ARC, and the print is very tiny and the cover is not especially appealing I am hoping, since I can t find an image of the cover online anywhere, that perhaps a better cover is in the works I am not sure how appealing this title will be to middle schoolers, who have usually moved beyond the desperate need for pets, but certainly a lot of third graders would use this to try to convince their parents to let them get a snake


  3. says:

    I gave this book three stars because while I enjoyed it, I am also very fascinated by snakes and in fact used to have a pet ball python As someone who used to have a pet snake I found this book very realistic and amusing Omar s mother s reaction to the idea of him getting such a pet was very similar to my own mother s when I proposed the idea to her at the age of thirteen.There are really no illustrations to discuss, but the small motif of the snake which appears at the beginning of each chapter is reminiscent of Native American art to me It s simple but pretty While I understood the reasoning for the snake and mouse related metaphors, they got a bit tiresome over time However, I actually enjoyed the educational aspects of this book I also appreciated the fact that it was kept up to date with references to Google, Priuses and a couple reality shows This added a realistic, current feel without resorting to cheesy slang All in all this was an entertaining and informative read.


  4. says:

    Omar really wants a snake, but he had to convince his mother that it wouldn t be dangerous So he does his research the characteristics of snakes, how to take good care of them, even who to buy from At a family meeting, they all agree to a list of rules that Omar must follow in order to get and keep a snake And so the process begins Omar manages to buy most of the equipment he needs from Samkatt s his best friend s neighbor Omar then finds Snake Dude, a snake breeder with a lot of positive reviews on the Internet He and his dad go to pick out a snake Now, the easy part is finished and he must care of the snake carefully and responsibly so that his mother sees it Unfortunately, that s when things really start going wrong.A good novel to talk about responsibility Students who like snakes will probably enjoy all the interesting details on how to care for a pet snake.


  5. says:

    Omar is a kid who wants to take the responsibility to own a snake but what will his mom think when there are dead mice in her fridge His dad supports Omar and tries to persuade his mom to let him keep the snake Omar s sister Zara always comes to his room to hold his snake no matter if the snake is in or out of the cage When Omar s friend Philip comes over to his house, there is some trouble This is an awesome book.


  6. says:

    I think this book handles multiculturalism very well by making it not a huge deal but having some affect on the story As far as an instruction guide for having a pet, not so much but definitely a good lesson in compromise and using resources to your advantage I do like that the book is paced quickly without feeling rushed and that it s not over complicated.


  7. says:

    My third graders loved this read aloud I must admit the beginning was tedious for an adult to read but kids were enthralled by the step by step adventure of owning a snake The last half of the book was fun to read to the kids and they begged for when we had to stop.


  8. says:

    A good story, especially if you are thinking about getting a snake as a pet It was a little hard for me to read at some points because I do not like snakes, or frozen mice Kind of grossed me out The interesting thing is the author talks about snake phobias in the book Was he thinking about me


  9. says:

    Ack It felt like it was an informational book about how to keep pet snakes than a story at times Then a big issue is cracked open on the last few pages but tidily overcome Should have played a bigger part in the book.


  10. says:

    Omar convinces his family he can take care of a snake His mom is afraid of snakes Arrow the snake disappears When Omar realizes why his mom is so scared of snakes he needs to find Arrow immediately.


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