We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes

We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes

Book - 2009
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I am a snake.

No, not a rattlesnake. I just look like one. I'm a gopher snake.

One day an oily, filthy, fleshy human child crossed my path. As luck would have it, he knew the difference between a gopher snake and a rattlesnake. He has imprisoned me in a terrarium. His name is Gunnar. He calls me Crusher. He thinks I'm male. I'm not.

He dropped in a dead mouse and hoped I'd eat it. I buried it. He then dropped in a live one, which he called "Breakfast." I didn't lay a coil on it.

Gunnar thinks I'll be his adoring pet. He's wrong.

In fact, I am planning my escape. I may take Breakfast with me.

Crusher will charm readers in this entertaining, clever novel about a snake in captivity and how she turns the tables on her human captor.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2009.
ISBN: 9780060821142
Branch Call Number: J JEN
Characteristics: 121 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: We cannot all be rattlesnakes

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VaughanPLDaniela Nov 15, 2016

A kid's novel with great adult crossover appeal, We Can't All be Rattlesnakes is a clever, charming and satisfying read.

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Feb 05, 2014

Great book. It's very hard to find a book that mixes comedy, adventure, and humor perfectly. "Time for your video game tutorial. Act interested."-Speedy the Tortoise. Brilliant.

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VaughanPLDaniela Nov 15, 2016

VaughanPLDaniela thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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