We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes

If you’ve ever wondered what your pets really think of you, then We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes by Patrick Jennings may be just the book you’re looking for. It’s told from the perspective of a gopher snake captured by a young boy.

The snake–mistaken for a male and named Crusher–is eager to get back to the wild, but she is also curious about the other animals “imprisoned” by the boy. As Crusher plots her escape, she also wonders why the boy does the things that he does, especially why he spends all of his time playing video games and very little actually caring for his pets.

Read We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes to find out if Crusher ever escapes. Will she ever get back to the wild? Can she leave the other pets behind? Has she become tame after all?

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