Named for the all-black coloring inside their mouths, black mambas are among the world's deadliest venomous snakes. Readers will find out exactly why these long, thin snakes are so dangerous, as well as how to avoid being bitten. They will also learn how mambas hunt prey, how they are related to other snakes, and where they make their homes.
Franchino is a freelance writer and has worked for varied groups as educational toy companies, greeting card companies, and universities. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.