Danny Diamondback

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Harper Collins, Jan 2, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Danny Diamondback is a young rattlesnake who slithers into the world on his own and tries to make some friends. But two jackrabbits, a family of sparrows, and a whole town of prairie dogs run from the mere sight of him. You see, Danny's ma and pa never told him he was a deadly poisonous snake!

But when one fearless little prairie dog discovers that Danny's tail provides just the beat his band is missing, Danny is invited to join the Hoppin' Jalapeņos. Danny has finally found some friends—at least until his disguise goes flying and the audience runs away in fear! Will anyone ever see beyond Danny's rattles, or will he be a lonely snake forever?


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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A lonely young rattlesnake's search for friends comes to an end when he joins a band, and later rescues a prairie dog town from coyotes in this slickly illustrated debut. Jackson definitely calls on ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Barry E. Jackson works as a designer, director, and writer. His screen credits include films such as The Prince of Egypt, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Grinch, and he was one of several production designers for Shrek. Prior to his movie career, Jackson created art for album covers, posters, and magazine editorials. He lives in Studio City, California, with his wife and two children, Rachel and Weston. Danny Diamondback is his first children's picture book.

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