You might think Jake the Snake is limited by his lack of limbs, but you would be wrong. He has many skills. Jake the Snake is one of the Bee's Knees Rhyming Readers, a series of picture books for early readers. The books are designed to appeal to children's sense of the absurd and at the same time increase their word recognition vocabulary through rhyming words. The series is also useful for English as a Second Language learners.