Best Pet Friends
- What: My Pet Rattlesnake Book
- When: 3 years and up
- Why: Entertaining, educational, inspiring
- Where: Amazon
Got a kid who’s obsessed with snakes? Whether your child can’t get enough of these legless creatures or won’t go anywhere near a photo of one, My Pet Rattlesnake by Joe Hayes will make a great read.
This picture book tells the tall tale of one boy’s pet rattlesnake. Desert dweller Joe stumbles upon a rattlesnake trapped in the wild. He helps release it, only to have it follow him home and become his pet. As you can imagine, chaos ensues, since rattlesnakes are not looked upon fondly. But this friendly rattler wins everyone over when he comes to the rescue.
This sweet tale of looking beyond common misconceptions will delight readers of many ages. The cartoon type illustrations come in pale colors to complement the lighthearted tale. Make sure you read every page to get the full joy out of this story, though beware. It can give kids some wild ideas.
If you want to make snakes less scary or just enjoy a fun tale together, pick up your own copy of My Pet Rattlesnake.