USA Best Book 'Rattlesnake Rules' Becomes More Affordable
CHANDLER, AZ (March 2012) - The whimsical, nonfiction picture book about the unique behaviors and habitat of rattlesnakes that earned the designation as a "USA Best Book" in the "Children's Picture Book: Hardcover, Nonfiction" category last fall is now available in paperback.
Rattlesnake Rules, written by Conrad Storad, the multi- award-winning writer of more than 40 science and nature books for young readers, can now be purchased for $7.95 in soft cover.
"We wanted to make Conrad's charming tale about the interesting world of rattlers more affordable for families," says Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc. who published the book under her Little Five Star label. "The soft-bound version will include everything that the hardcover version did - even the handy curriculum guide in that back that has been very popular with homeschoolers, teachers, and librarians."
According to Storad, who is also co-author of the 2012 ONEBOOKAZ for kids winner Arizona Way Out West & Witty, rattlesnakes are one of the most misunderstood creatures, who have "gotten a bad rap over the years". Through his book, he teaches young readers when and what rattlesnakes eat, why they have rattles and what it means if they hear one, and how the snakes' forked tongues help them survive, along other interesting rattlesnake factoids. As a plus, the striking illustrations of Nathaniel P. Jensen bring Storad's story to life.
The paperback version of Rattlesnake Rules (978-158985-211-2) will be available in bookstores and through BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com and FiveStarPublications.com. Visit www.RattlesnakeRules.com for more information on the book, or call Radke at 480-940-8182. Storad is available for interviews and school visits.