This beautifully illustrated book is about a python who deals with issues of accepting himself. Young Verdi doesn’t want to grow up big and green. He likes his bright yellow skin and sporty stripes. Anyway, all the green snakes he meets are lazy, boring, and rude. When Verdi finds a green stripe running along his whole body, he tries everything he can think of to get rid of it…and ends up getting himself into trouble. Even with his best efforts, Verdi turns green. In the end, Verdi is still young at heart and he realizes even though he is big and green now, he doesn’t have to stop being himself.