by Janell Cannon (2nd+)
Verdi, is a young spry snake who can’t understand the other snakes who all just lay around during the day. He believes them to be old and lazy. As the other snakes explain, he will one day be just like them and they were not always like they are now. Verdi is yellow colored and the older snakes are green. They try to tell him that he will begin to grow and will turn green also but he does not believe them. He soon realizes though that they are correct and he does everything he can to try and rub the green off because he does not want to become a big lazy snake like the others. Does he succeed or does he injure himself in the process? Read Verdi to find out.