Item description for The Gum-Chewing Rattler by Joe Hayes & Antonio Castro...
Overview A tall tale of a boy whose chewing gum habit saves him from a rattlesnake's bite.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 11" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Cinco Puntos Press
ISBN 1933693193 ISBN13 9781933693194
Availability 0 units.
More About Joe Hayes & Antonio Castro
Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. He grew up in a small town in southern Arizona where he learned Spanish from his classmates. As he got older, Joe began gathering old stories from the Southwest. Joe has earned a distinctive role as a bilingual storyteller. Antonio Castro L. was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and has lived in the Juarez-El Paso area for most of his life. He has illustrated dozens of childrens' books including Pajaro Verde and Treasure on Gold Street. Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. He grew up in a small town in southern Arizona where he learned Spanish from his classmates. As he got older, Joe began gathering old stories from the Southwest. Joe has earned a distinctive role as a bilingual storyteller."
Reviews - What do customers think about The Gum-Chewing Rattler?
Completely Hysterical Jul 11, 2008
My son, who just turned three, is obsessed with two things right now - bubblegum and rattlesnakes. So when I found this book at the library I thought "Oh, perfect!". We took it home (the ride home was endless as he kept asking me to read the book while I was driving), and sat down immediately to read it. Rarely do children's books make me laugh outloud...usually I smile along, and of course get super animated and excitable for my children's sake. In other words they'd never know I'm laughing along because I know the book is supposed to be funny, instead of it really tickling my funny bone. Not the case with The Gum Chewing Rattler. This book is SO funny. It had me laughing outloud, and the art in the book is really remarkable. Definitely a winner...you can't go wrong. My son still asks me to read it every day.
An upbeat and playful story, perfectly accentuated by the wry yet realistic art. Feb 3, 2007
Award-winning author Joe Hayes and mural artist Antonio Castro L. combine their talents in The Gum Chewing Rattler, a picturebook about a tall tale of a young boy's encounter with a rattlesnake. When the middle-aged narrator was a kid growing up in Arizona, he used to love chewing bubblegum more than anything. He loved it so much that he kept it in his shirt pocket at all times, and when he forgot to take it out, it would leave a big, gunky pink stain when his mother washed the clothes. One day, the boy stepped on a rattlesnake's tail - but when the rattlesnake moved to bite him in the chest, its teeth became stuck in the gum in his shirt pocket! And when the snake worked loose, there was so much gum in its mouth that it blew a bubble! An upbeat and playful story, perfectly accentuated by the wry yet realistic art.