This is a story of Akimbo, who lives in Africa. One summer he goes to visit his uncle, who runs a snake preserve. He learns all about the snakes of Africa, and gets the job of feeding some of them. His uncle does not have a green mamba in his preserve, however, and he has been looking for one for a long time. The green mamba is very dangerous and elusive. When a village sends word that a green mamba has been spotted and has killed some animals, Akimbo and his uncle set out to capture the snake and bring it back to the snake preserve. Read the story to find out what happens when Akimbo has a very close encounter with the green mamba snake!
Catherine and I both enjoyed this book by Alexander McCall Smith. It is a longer chapter book, but short enough that Catherine could finish it in one sitting. It fit in great with our study of Africa. There is also Akimbo and the Lions, which she enjoyed, as well as a few other Akimbo books that our library did not have.
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