Never Shake a Rattlesnake by Michaela Morgan

Never Shake a Rattlesnake

Written by Michaela Morgan
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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Delight in all the things you are NOT meant to do! “Don’t lend your hat and coat to a goat. Don’t try to dress a fox in a frilly bonnet and pink socks.” Toddlers will delight in the absurdity of the suggestions which are all posed in delightfully simple rhyme. Nick Sharratt’s illustrations capture brilliantly the madcap essence of the verses.


Never Shake a Rattlesnake by Michaela Morgan

Don't teach the bunny rabbits your own disgusting habits. Don't picnic with a python in the park. Everyone knows about saying please and thank you, and not talking with your mouth full. But when it comes to dealing with grumpy grizzly bears and hairy chimpanzees, things get a lot more complicated ...


Encouraging children while giving them permission not to be cajoled into exceeding their personal comfort zone is a powerful message. . . . There's a place for this one in every preschool and kindergarten library. -- Booklist on Brave Mouse

About the Author

Michaela Morgan

Michaela Morgan was born in Manchester which she left in order to misspend her youth in more exotic locations.

She was educated at the Universities of Warwick (BA Hons English), Leicester (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) and Cambridge (Further Studies in Education).

A popular speaker at national and international conferences, her work includes a British Council sponsored trip to South Africa to give talks and run workshops with teachers in townships. She has also visited schools in France and Spain.

In the UK she has spoken at: UKRA conference, Primary English conference, the University of Leicester School of Education, University of Nottingham School of Education and the Federation of Children’s Books. She has contributed to many conferences and INSETs.

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32 pages


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

6th May 2011




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