Snakes look scary. Some are even deadly. But snakes are helpful, too. They hunt rats and other pests that harm crops and their venom is used to make medicine. Snakes are also food for hawks, foxes, raccoons, and other animals. The well-organized chapters help students identify key details. The illustrations and text features such as captions and bold print help students navigate the text while the photographs add clarity and enable students to better understand the text.