This charming, witty and insightful book, “The Rattler’s Tale” narrated by a very precocious and handsome Arizona Black Rattlesnake, hopefully has raised the human consciousness. I know that it has mine – to increase the awareness of and reverence towards our forest brothers and sisters. If the sensitivity and respect expressed by the author, Nancy Marshall, could be shared between the human species what a much better world this could be. [Carole Foster-Pitts, LCSW]