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My Pet Rattlesnake

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My Pet Rattlesnake

Written by Joe Hayes, illustrated by Antonio Castro L.

Joe Hayes is back with another unbelievable, astounding and totally true tall tale, straight from his own childhood in the Arizona desert.

One day little Joe is out in the desert, walking around, and he sees a rattlesnake in trouble. Joe saves the snake's life! That's when things get weird. The rattler follows Joe home. My gosh! It's only a rattlesnake, nothing new for a desert boy like Joe, so he keeps him for a pet. His dad is annoyed, the neighbors are terrified, but soon the friendly snake slithers his way into their hearts. The snake cuddles at the foot of Joe's bed, plays in the yard, he even scares away a burglar and alarms the police. What a charmer! Is there really such a thing as cold-blooded love?

My Pet Rattlesnake
Written by Joe Hayes, illustrated by Antonio Castro L.

  • Publication Date: June 24, 2014
  • Genres: Nonfiction, Picture
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
  • ISBN-10: 1935955616
  • ISBN-13: 9781935955610