Bitten by a Rattlesnake

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In Bitten by a Rattlesnake, readers learn of actual human-wildlife encounters, creature information, survival strategies, and attack statistics. True survivor stories and quotes show the reality of sharing our world with one of Earth's most cunning species.

Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 5
BISACS JNF003190, JNF024020
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science & Technology
Copyright 2010
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Abdo & Daughters
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2010-01-01
ISBN 9781604539301, 9781617861956
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 597.96
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 1010
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 135262
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Close Encounters of the Wild Kind – Horn Book Guide

These volumes present cautionary tales of human interactions with wild animals. Each starts off with basic information about the creatures and what makes them dangerous. This is followed by true stories of people being attacked, accompanied by moderately graphic color photos of the aftermath.

Close Encounters of the Wild Kind – Library Media Connection

There are many things about this series that make it a valuable addition to elementary and middle school library collections. Students will be drawn to the realistic full-color photographs, the realistic diagrams of the creatures’ bodies, the real-life stories told by victims, and the interesting, attractive formatting that include text, diagrams, photographs, and the graphics on each page. . .[and librarians and teachers will appreciate the scientific information. The titles are exciting and attractive in a “gross” sort of way and will appeal particularly to boys for both leisure reading and research and also will qualify as high interest titles for those hard to please reluctant readers. Recommended.

Close Encounters of the Wild Kind – School Library Journal

Exciting stories about people who survived attacks by cougars, crocodiles, or rattlesnakes will draw readers to these books. Accompanying photos include fingers swollen after snakebites, a forearm caught in a crocodile’s jaws, and cougars devouring (nonhuman) prey. Text boxes feature quotations from witnesses and survivors. Yet, Hamilton does not limit her text to sensational incidents. Each book provides information on where the animals live and explains physical characteristics that make them successful predators.

Author: Sue L. Hamilton