Celebrated Author Snakes into Changing Hands
for Animated Reading of 'Rattlesnake Rules'
CHANDLER, AZ (October, 2009) - With the assistance of a giant-sized diamondback rattler puppet, Arizona's most popular, multi award-winning children's book author, Conrad Storad, writer of more than 30 science and nature books for young readers, performs an animated reading of his latest title, Rattlesnake Rules, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 5 at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr. in Tempe.
Storad, whose day job is director of ASU's Office of Research Communications, uses his friendly demeanor and entertaining sense of humor to entertainingly educate - or "edu-tain" - children on one of Arizona's most misunderstood creatures, who he says has "gotten a bad rap over the years."
"Rattlesnakes are as afraid of us as we are of them," explains Storad. "They aren't 'out to get us,' which is why they warn us by rattling their tales before striking. They just want us to go away, and if we heed their warning, we can coexist beautifully."
Rattlesnake Rules demystifies the world of rattlesnakes and introduces children to such topics as who, when, and what rattlesnakes eat. As well as learning why rattlesnakes have rattles and what it means if they hear one, readers learn how the snakes' forked tongues help them survive and other interesting rattlesnake factoids. In addition, the whimsical, colorful illustrations of Nathaniel P. Jensen help bring Storad's story alive.
Rattlesnake Rules (ISBN: 978-1-58985-161-0) a Five Star Publications book, retails for $16.95 and can be purchased in bookstores everywhere and through BarnesandNoble.com, Borders.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com, indiebound.org and FiveStarPublications.com.
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