Robbie has toys. Robbie has books. But Robbie does not have a snake. "I need a snake now," he tells his mommy. But Mommy will not give in. Robbie still persists. Using a shoelace from his mommy's closet, his sister's green jump rope and his daddy's new belt, he comes up with a clever solution that convinces his mommy that snakes can be very nice pets--as long as he's there to take care of her.