After years of camping experience in the West, this charming adventure in the “wild animal meets human” category was a delightful read that brought back fond memories. For those children who have OR have not yet had the pleasure of being in the outdoors long enough to meet up with the local animals living around them, these stories will bring a smile to their face and peak their interest in Nature. The back of the book sections: Critter Questions, Explore More projects, Glossary, Brief Descriptions, Taxonomy Chart, and Resources, offer much to further one’s learning. Each chapter stands alone, making this perfect for short story sessions. I highly recommend A Rattler’s Tale for children and adults. Lynn H, November, 2021