Review of Baby Rattlesnake
Adapted by Lynn Moroney
Written by Te Ata
Illustrated by Mira Reisburg
Ages: 4 - 6
Grade Level: PS – 3
Full disclosure: I haven’t read this book, but it’s on order, and it’s finally on its way. Why buy this book? I took a class from Mira, and she critiqued my writing. I love buying books from my mentors. Plus, Baby Rattlesnake is one of Mira’s most popular books, and the kids I meet subbing will love it!
The story…Baby Rattlesnake wants a rattle like his siblings, but his parents say he’s too young. Baby throws a tantrum, and his parents give in. But…it’s the wrong choice…because Baby uses his rattle to scare the animals he meets until…he picks the wrong creature. This story is adapted from a Chickasaw Indian tale. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
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