Take a look into the secret world of Slinky of Scaly Snakes. DK Readers will help your child learn to read and encourage a life-long love of reading whilst. learning about Slinky. Scaly. Snakes! Read with your child and discover how snakes poison their prey. play tricks on their enemies and slip out of their skins. DK Readers are part of a five-level highly pictorial reading scheme. which uses lively illustrations and engaging stories to encourage reading. Level 2 Readers have long sentences. increased vocabulary. information boxes and a simple index. Read them together with children who are beginning to read alone and with early or reluctant readers.