Snake and Lizard began to laugh, gently at first, and then so strongly that they were rolling round the floor with the hiccups. When they’d stopped, Lizard said, ‘Oh Snake! What an adventure!’ Snake’s stomach was aching with laughter. ‘I don’t know why we argue like we do,’ she said. ‘It’s because we’re so different,’ said Lizard. ‘But oh Snake, you are still my best friend.’ ‘And you are mine, dear Lizard,’ said Snake.
Two very different creatures learn the give-and-take of friendship in these warm and funny stories. Snake is elegant and calm, and just a little self-centred; Lizard is exuberant and irrepressible. As they approach life’s little adventures they begin to see past their differences and become firm friends.
‘Snake and Lizard share a house and also a friendship which is sometimes as rocky as the desert they live in. With a little patience, wisdom and much tolerance their friendship survives their essential differences—that one has a lovely long tail and the other has legs. I love them and their little ways. We need stories like this.’