Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rattlesnake Jam by Margot Finke

Today’s featured guest in the “Bounding for Books Blog Tour” is Margot Finke. Another multi-published author, her latest book Rattlesnake Jam is a great book for al those reluctant readers out there.
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Before we get into Margot’s book, be sure to visit the rest of the tour today. Here’s where you can find them.
Jennifer Gladen can be found at Topsy Turvy Land with Donna Shepherd.
Mayra Calvani is over at Daily News with Kim Chatel.
Joy Delgado chats with Jennifer Gladen at Jen’s Blog.
Shari Soffe visits with Mayra Calvani at Mayra’s Secret Bookcase.
Donna Shepherd pops in to chat with Shari Soffe at “Out of My Mind” About Books for Children.
Kim Chatel and Margot Finke talk over at Margot’s blog.
Remember to leave comments along the way. You might just win one of the prizes being offered.
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Okay, back to Rattlesnake Jam. Her are all the particulars.
Reading level: Ages 5 –10
Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc (G.A.P) - May 2008
** eBook ISBN 13: 978-1-935137-24-5 -

(BUY - Fictionwise, G.A.P, Author's Website)
** Print ISBN 13: 978-1-935137-00-9 -
(BUY - Amazon, B&N, G.A.P, Author's Website )

A FREE Link to an AUDIO of Margot reading this book comes with every Autographed soft cover copy purchased from her website .

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Want to know what the book is about?
"Rattlesnake Jam" is a rhyming romp for reluctant readers - especially boys!
Pa hunts rattlers, and Gran cooks them up into her gooey green rattlesnake jam. Good for whatever ails you, Gran sells her concoction to folks near and far. However, Pa yearns for rattler over rice, or maybe rattlesnake pie: but can he persuade Gran to cook them for him?
Kevin Collier is the illustrator. He really knows how to make a book jump off the pages. You can smell and taste Gran’s rattlesnake jam just by looking at them.

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So, how does Margot take this book beyond reading? She starts with a coloring page. Print it out and have fun coloring!

We also have a tasty treat for you. Skewered Rattler, yum? Check it out and maybe you can cook some up for dinner tonight.

If that’s not enough, go to Gran's Kitchen – for more ideas.

There's lots more information about Margot and her writing. You can visit her website for more inovative ideas. Also, follow her through this blog tour and remember to leave comments.

I hope you enjoyed reading about Rattlesnake Jam. Come back Friday when Donna Shepherd comes for a visit and we talk about Dotty and her friends.

posted by Joy Delgado
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Mayra Calvani said...

This is a fun spotlight! Love the recipe!

Joy said...

Thanks Mayra. Now tell me, are you going to rush to the kitchen and cook up some?


Donna J. Shepherd said...

Don't think I'll be cooking that up soon! Fun post!

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...


I just love a new dinner suggestion but who do I get to catch and clean the rattlesnake?


Joy said...

Donna, I'm with you, no rattler for me! but I think my hubby would try it.

Shari, Uhh, your loving husband? or how about your neighbor's kid?


Jennifer Gladen said...

What a fun book!! Congrats on being so creative Margot!

Kim Chatel said...

We don't have rattlers here. Think this recipe would work with garter snake? : )

Margot Finke said...

Joy you did me proud. I think you, and Gran and Pa also thank you - not too sure about the rattlers?

And for you poor deprived souls who grew up without rattlers (like me, in the land of OZ), these recipes can easily be adapted to crocodile, rabbit, or other yummy exotic creature.

Of course catching, killing, and skinning your chosen meal is a whole other matter.

Better ask Pa about that messy detail.

Books that HOOK Reluctant Readers!

Joy said...

Jennifer and Kim thanks for stopping by. Margot, thanks for the 'substitute meats' we can use.