Katie. Katie is a rattle-snake and she lives in the Sonoran Desert. The book is based on a true story. When I saw the book on her blog I decided to purchase it for my grand-daughter, Riley. Here's why....
I grew up terrified of snakes. Most likely because my mother was and I had a few encounters with them as a child where I was not expecting to be close to one. My grandmother lived on a farm so of course, we came across snakes. The one that stands out the most in my mind was the little, sassy one that crawled over me while I was sleeping in the grass. "Holy Cow....I freaked". The one I found on the stairs when heading up to bed and the one in the out-house that greeted me before dawn. I was 8 and I will not forget that moment. But really they weren't harmful, it was just a fear passed down from my mother.
I have made up my mind that my little 11 month old grand-daughter is not going to have the silly fears that have been passed down in our family so I am going to try not to be afraid of snakes anymore (at least when she's around). I will read this book over the weekend and then when Riley is old enough it will be one that we read together. The artwork in this book is fabulous. Natalie is so very talented.
Drop by Knatolee's World and say hi. If you have an interest in art, country living, chickens, bees, dogs, cats or even gecko's you will LOVE her blog. I am particularly interested in reading about her recent travels. She and hubby have a great sense of humour and you will get a kick out of some of her videos. If you want to purchase a copy of her book her blog has a link for that.