It's early evening in the Amazon rain forest. A large rodent called a capybara is drinking from a river. The animal doesn't know it's being watched. Suddenly, the jaws of a green anaconda burst from the murky water. As the giant snake wraps its body around the struggling capybara, the animal has no chance to escape from the powerful predator! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about green anacondas and their Amazon rain forest home, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical-thinking. Built-in investigations, such as figuring out how the snake's coloring and skin pattern help it to hunt, and measuring activities to discover how long the anaconda can grow, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.