An exciting addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks, about a Python. Now in paperback!

It’s morning in the bush. Python stirs and slithers out from her shelter. She warms her head and smells the air with her forked tongue. Python is a beautiful snake, but also dangerous – and she is looking for a meal.


Christopher Cheng loves writing and talking about all things to do with children’s books. Christopher loves animals too! He established the Zoomobile and also taught at Taronga Zoo for eight years. He is now a full-time author of children’s books of many genres in digital and print formats. He lives with his wife in an inner-city Sydney terrace that is filled with children’s books. Sounds Spooky was the winner of the 2012 Aurealis Award for Children’s Fiction told primarily through pictures.

Mark Jackson is an illustrator based in Melbourne. He has co-illustrated several books with his wife, Heather Potter, and their work has been featured in several exhibitions. Mark has three previous titles published by Walker Books Australia: The Truth About Penguins written by Meg McKinlay, 2010; Not Like Georgie written by Scott Hatcher, 2009; and Stuck! written by Charlotte Calder, 2009, which was short-listed in the Young Children Category of the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, and received a Notable mention in the Picture Book Category, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010.


Mark Jackson’s luscious, landscape-heavy illustrations showcase this amazing animal and its best, not to mention the gorgeous Australian bush. Vital for schools and libraries – and for nature-lovers.

Kids' Book Review

The illustrations are vibrant, emotive and with just the right amount of hidden details to spark wonderful discussions. Python is sure to be a favourite with children who love learning about animals, but also reads beautifully as a story to share during story times. A real delight!

Book Crowd


CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Other books you'll love