Not many would dare to title their book not just an enormous broad subject name (Snakes) but would actually be bold enough to include their own name to describe the subject of the book (Nic Bishop Snakes). And to do so with our blessing, because he has done it before (Nic Bishop Spiders, Nic Bishop Frogs, Nic Bishop Lizards) and we have loved it.And this is another bell ringer of a book. Bishop is a great photographer whose photos of snakes surprise and startle us on every page. You can't help yourself from saying, "Look at this! Oh, and this! And this!" as you turn the pages. But he is not just a good photographer; his text shares all the cool things you never knew about snakes, too. Bishop somehow captures the very essence of snake-ness without being pedantic or stereotypical. We don't know how he does it, but we ask him to please please keep going, on to Nic Bishop Owls and Nic Bishop Ants and Nic Bishop Bats. We are eagerly waiting.