David Walliams puts a python among the pupils: the class review

The comedian-author's new picture book will make headteachers everywhere reconsider the wisdom of having pets in the classroom

Title: There’s a Snake in My School!
Author: David Walliams
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books

Teacher review


David Walliams’ books seem to be taking over the world at the moment. They’re certainly very popular in our school library.


The older pupils are always very excited when a new title is released, but I’m particularly pleased that Walliams also writes picture books for younger fans and less-confident readers. That way, everybody can enjoy his unique sense of humour.


There’s a Snake in My School! is about a little girl called Miranda, whose class is having a bring-your-pet-to-school day. I think Miranda’s unsuspecting teacher may have got more than he bargained for when, alongside the cute gerbils and fat cats, an enormous slithery pet python makes its way into the building.


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