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Dear Seymour Simon,

I was reading your book Snakes and I have a question. Do snakes have bones? If they do, can you tell me how many they have?

from Chris at Crockett

Posted by Chris  on  05/17  at  12:20 PM

Hi, Chris. I am always happy to hear from Crockett Elementary Kids!

Snakes are vertebrate animals and have a spine, a skull and ribs. A big snake, such as a boa constrictor, has 800 or more bones.

People don’t have nearly as many bones when they are born. Humans start with 300 to 350 bones, and some of them fuse together as people age. So an adult human has about 280 bones — fewer bones than a child.

Did you see the blog post I did a couple of weeks ago about Rattlesnakes? I think you might like that one. You can read it here: http://www.seymoursimon.com/index.php/blog/talking_about_dangerous_animals/

Posted by Seymour Simon  on  05/17  at  04:18 PM

Dear Seymour Simon,

Hi, our names are Taylor and Reagan. We go to school at Downsville Elementary School. We are in fourth grade. In reading we are researching about non- fiction authors and we chose you. We just have a few questions for you. # 1. What was the first book you wrote? #2. What inspired you to be a author? Last, but certainly not least # 3. When did you become an author?

Thank you,
Reagan and Taylor smile smile

Posted by Taylor and Reagan  on  05/30  at  07:39 AM

Dear Taylor and Regan,
Although Seymour cannot answer individual questions here, the answers to all your questions (and much more!) are on his FAQs page. You can find it here: http://www.seymoursimon.com/index.php/about_seymour_simon/faq/

Posted by Liz Nealon  on  09/26  at  11:02 AM
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