Oakland, CA. May 12, 2022—STEM books for kids are a serious topic, but Oakland author Kelly Tills’ silly approach for pre-schoolers is attracting attention. An early participant in the Great Resignation, Tills left a cushy Silicon Vally tech job to launch a small press in July 2021. Tills’ first book, Snakes Have No Legs, was released just two months later. This children’s silly science picture book is sweeping up the accolades:
Upon launch, Snakes Have no Legs shot directly to the top of Amazon’s New Release bestseller’s list for Children’s Reptile & Amphibian Books and has had continued positive reviews from readers.
In April the 2021 Story Monsters Seal of Approval winners were announced with Snakes Have No Legs among the winners. An industry favorite, the award is chosen with the aid of kids themselves, proving that facts are truly fun.
The most recent accolade was published by Kirkus Reviews:
“A mix of kid-savvy, funny-bone entertainment, and clearly expressed, simple facts about snake physiology and behavior, this story for children, from toddlers to early readers, will make adults smile, too.”
Snakes Have No Legs has since inspired an entire six-book series about animals which includes: Snakes have No Legs, Geckos Don’t Blink, Turtles Have Secret Ears, Cows Have No Top Teeth, Pigs Never Sweat, and Chicks Don’t Eat Candy.