"Señor Rattlesnake Learns to Fly: A Tale from Mexico" from Thirty-Three Multicultural Tales to Tell by Pleasant Despain. Little Rock, AR: August House, 1993.
Snake has always wanted to fly. His friends the buzzards decide to help him achieve his dream with the aid of a well-placed stick.
Unfortunately, not everyone is as nice as the buzzards.
Helpful Dove has some advice for Snake on how to deal with Eagle.
But does Snake listen to Dove? You'll have to find out!
Thanks Kelly for the great pictures!