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Product Description: "There once was a cowpoke who swallowed an ant-- A fiery thing with a Texas-sized sting.The cowpoke panted, and his voice got higher. 'Yippie-ti-yay! My stomach's on fire!!'" In this Texas-styled reworking of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," a cowboy downs a variety of native Southwest creatures--a spider, a roadrunner, a lizard, an armadillo, a snake, a boar, and more--all to catch that ant! Another hilarious and vividly illustrated tale from the team behind Senorita Gordita and The Three Little Gators...read more

Library:

9781489623836 | Weigl Pub Inc, July 15, 2014, cover price $34.28 | About this edition: "There once was a cowpoke who swallowed an ant-- A fiery thing with a Texas-sized sting.

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Product Description: Down in the swamp where the cypress grows, Old Man Gator starts tappin' his toes...Pretty soon, all the swamp animals are movin' and swingin' to Gator's beat. Sing along with the river otter, bullfrog, dragonfly, and many other swamp animals as their music swells into a natural chorus of croaking, whirring, and buzzing, all brought to life by Ponder Goembel's colored ink and acrylic-wash-paint illustrations...read more

Paperback:

9781477815946 | Amazon Childrens Pub, January 21, 2014, cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Down in the swamp where the cypress grows, Old Man Gator starts tappin' his toes.

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Product Description: In this Tex-Mex retelling of the Gingerbread Man, Senorita Gordita--a little corn cake--escapes from the frying pan and leads a merry chase. She runs through the desert boasting, "You'll never catch me!" while fleeing from a spider, a rattler, and other hungry creatures "with a flip, and a skip, and a zip-zoom-zip...read more

Library:

9781621278917, titled "Se¤orita Gordita" | Weigl Pub Inc, July 30, 2013, cover price $34.28 | About this edition: In this Tex-Mex retelling of the Gingerbread Man, Senorita Gordita--a little corn cake--escapes from the frying pan and leads a merry chase.

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Product Description: In this adaptation of the traditional folktale, three little gators each build their house in an east Texas swamp, hoping for protection from the Big-bottomed Boar.Title: The Three Little GatorsAuthor: Ketteman, Helen/ Terry, Will (ILT)Publisher: Weigl Pub IncPublication Date: 2012/08/01Number of Pages: 32Binding Type: LIBRARYLibrary of Congress: 201202169...read more

Library:

9781619131408 | Weigl Pub Inc, August 1, 2012, cover price $34.28 | About this edition: In this adaptation of the traditional folktale, three little gators each build their house in an east Texas swamp, hoping for protection from the Big-bottomed Boar.

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Product Description: Armadilly Chili is a retold tale of The Little Red Hen - set in the West, with fun language, and a better, more satisfying ending than The Little Red Hen.
By Helen Ketteman and Will Terry (illustrator)

Library:

9781619131439 | Reprint edition (Weigl Pub Inc, August 1, 2012), cover price $34.28 | About this edition: Armadilly Chili is a retold tale of The Little Red Hen - set in the West, with fun language, and a better, more satisfying ending than The Little Red Hen.

In this Texas-style adaptation of a traditional folktale, a tarantula, bluebird, and horned toad refuse to help an armadillo prepare a batch of chili but nevertheless expect to eat it when it's ready.

Paperback:

9780807504581 | Reprint edition (Albert Whitman & Co, March 30, 2008), cover price $7.95

School and Library:

9780807599815 | Rei/dvd edition (Albert Whitman & Co, March 1, 2010), cover price $49.95
9780807504574 | Albert Whitman & Co, January 1, 2004, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: In this Texas-style adaptation of a traditional folktale, a tarantula, bluebird, and horned toad refuse to help an armadillo prepare a batch of chili but nevertheless expect to eat it when it's ready.

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Product Description: A retelling of "Jack and the Beanstalk" which features a Texas cowgirl, a magic cornstalk, and a giant cowboy in the clouds.
By Diane Greenseid (illustrator) and Helen Ketteman

Paperback:

9780807586884 | Ltf edition (Albert Whitman & Co, July 1, 2012), cover price $7.99

School and Library:

9780807586877 | Albert Whitman & Co, March 31, 2007, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A retelling of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' which features a Texas cowgirl, a magic cornstalk, and a giant cowboy in the clouds.

Library:

9781619131521 | Weigl Pub Inc, August 1, 2012, cover price $34.28 | About this edition: A retelling of "Jack and the Beanstalk" which features a Texas cowgirl, a magic cornstalk, and a giant cowboy in the clouds.

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Product Description: In this Tex-Mex retelling of The Little Gingerbread Man, Senorita Gordita--a little corn cake-- escapes from the frying pan and leads a merry chase. She runs through the desert boasting, "You'll never catch me!" while fleeing from a spider, a rattler, and other hungry creatures "with a flip, and a skip, and a zip-zoom-zip...read more
By Helen Ketteman and Will Terry (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780807573020 | Albert Whitman & Co, March 1, 2012, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: In this Tex-Mex retelling of The Little Gingerbread Man, Senorita Gordita--a little corn cake-- escapes from the frying pan and leads a merry chase.

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When her town hosts a Fourth of July cake competition, Donna Rae tries to bake the best cake ever, but with every patriotic confection she makes, something goes wrong.
By Matt Collins (illustrator) and Helen Ketteman

Hardcover:

9780802789501 | Walker & Co, April 30, 2005, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: When her town hosts a Fourth of July cake competition, Donna Rae tries to bake the best cake ever, but with every patriotic confection she makes something goes wrong.

Library:

9780802789525 | Walker & Co, April 30, 2005, cover price $17.85 | About this edition: When her town hosts a Fourth of July cake competition, Donna Rae tries to bake the best cake ever, but with every patriotic confection she makes something goes wrong.

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Offers the amusing story of how the armadillo, after eavesdropping one too many times, lost his once large ears and came to have the small ears he presently has today. Original.
By Keith Graves (illustrator) and Helen Ketteman

Paperback:

9780439551199 | Italian edition edition (Scholastic, December 1, 2003), cover price $3.99 | About this edition: Armadillo's habit of eavesdropping and then misreporting what he hears makes the other animals so angry that they find a way to keep him from overhearing their private conversations.

Prebinding:

9781417691135 | Turtleback Books, December 1, 2003, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Armadillo's habit of eavesdropping and then misreporting what he hears makes the other animals so angry that they find a way to keep him from overhearing their private conversations.

After working and saving to buy a baseball glove, a young farm boy takes a memorable trip to town with his father.

Hardcover:

9780803718487 | Dial Books for Young Readers, April 1, 1998, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: After saving to buy a baseball glove, a young farm boy takes a memorable trip to town with his father

Library:

9780803718494 | Dial Books for Young Readers, April 1, 1998, cover price $15.89 | About this edition: After saving to buy a baseball glove, a young farm boy takes a memorable trip to town with his father

Reinforced:

9780606212441 | Demco Media, February 1, 2002, cover price $15.85 | About this edition: After working and saving to buy a baseball glove, a young farm boy takes a memorable trip to town with his father.

Prebinding:

9780613359610 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $15.80 | About this edition: After working and saving to buy a baseball glove, a young farm boy takes a memorable trip to town with his father.

After Papa's death, Mama and her five children can barely make ends meet, yet she still finds the time to embroider a special dress for Yvette's graduation.
By Helen Ketteman and Mary Whyte (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780803724235, titled "Mama's Way" | Dial Books for Young Readers, March 1, 2001, cover price $13.01 | About this edition: After Papa's death, Mama and her five children can barely make ends meet, yet she still finds the time to embroider a special dress for Yvette's graduation.
9780803724136, titled "Mama's Way" | Dial Books for Young Readers, March 1, 2001, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Wynona longs for a beautiful new dress to wear to her graduation from sixth grade, even though she knows that her mama cannot afford to buy one for her.

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A terrible Heat Wave descends upon a farm, turning the corn to popcorn and almost cooking the cows, but the girl of the family saves the day.

Hardcover:

9780802786449 | Walker & Co, March 1, 1998, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A terrible Heat Wave descends upon a farm, turning the corn to popcorn and almost cooking the cows, but the girl of the family saves the day

Paperback:

9780802775771, titled "Heat Wave!" | Walker & Co, March 1, 2000, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: A terrible Heat Wave descends upon a farm, turning the corn to popcorn and almost cooking the cows, but the girl of the family saves the day.

Library:

9780802786456 | Walker & Co, March 1, 1998, cover price $16.85 | About this edition: A terrible Heat Wave descends upon a farm, turning the corn to popcorn and almost cooking the cows, but the girl of the family saves the day

Reinforced:

9780606196796 | Demco Media, October 1, 2000, cover price $15.80 | About this edition: A terrible Heat Wave descends upon a farm, turning the corn to popcorn and almost cooking the cows, but the girl of the family saves the day.

Prebinding:

9780613285162 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $15.65 | About this edition: A terrible Heat Wave descends upon a farm, turning the corn to popcorn and almost cooking the cows, but the girl of the family saves the day.

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Product Description: A short comic novel about a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard.A wealthy and depressed man (thanks to the economy he's not quite rich enough to expand his cache of paintings by Vincent Van Guy, the famed Dutch realist) bound for Christmas in the tropics is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota to visit an ailing aunt...read more

Paperback:

9780590136099, titled "The Christmas Blizzard" | Scholastic, November 1, 1999, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: Old Maynard Jenkins tells about the terrible blizzard that occurred one Christmas when he was a boy, when the weather was so cold in Lizzard, Indiana, that Santa Claus moved his workshop there and it snowed for two weeks straight

CD/Spoken Word:

9781598879278, titled "A Christmas Blizzard" | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, November 3, 2009), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A short comic novel about a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard.

School and Library:

9780590458788, titled "The Christmas Blizzard" | Scholastic, October 1, 1995, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Old Maynard Jenkins tells about the terrible blizzard that occurred one Christmas when he was a boy, when the weather was so cold in Lizzard, Indiana, that Santa Claus moved his workshop there and it snowed for two weeks straight

Prebinding:

9780613227995 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $14.30 | About this edition: Old Maynard Jenkins tells about the terrible blizzard that occurred one Christmas when he was a boy, when the weather was so cold in Lizzard, Indiana, that Santa Claus moved his workshop there and it snowed for two weeks straight

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Offers the amusing story of how the armadillo, after eavesdropping one too many times, lost his once large ears and came to have the small ears he presently has today.
By Keith Graves (illustrator) and Helen Ketteman

School and Library:

9780590997232, titled "Armadillo Tattletale" | Scholastic Pr, April 1, 2000, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Armadillo's habit of eavesdropping and then misreporting what he hears makes the other animals so angry that they find a way to keep him from overhearing their private conversations.

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Shoeshine Whittaker manages to meet the challenge of plying his trade in the aptly named town of Mudville
By Scott Goto (illustrator) and Helen Ketteman

Hardcover:

9780802787149 | Walker & Co, October 1, 1999, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Shoeshine Whittaker manages to meet the challenge of plying his trade in the aptly named town of Mudville

Library:

9780802787156 | Walker & Co, October 1, 1999, cover price $16.85 | About this edition: Shoeshine Whittaker manages to meet the challenge of plying his trade in the aptly named town of Mudville

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A girl waits impatiently as she and her father prepare a surprise birthday party for her mother
By Helen Ketteman and Irene Trivas (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780807557723 | Reprint edition (Albert Whitman & Co, March 1, 1995), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: A girl waits impatiently as she and her father prepare a surprise birthday party for her mother

School and Library:

9780807557716 | Albert Whitman & Co, March 1, 1992, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A girl waits impatiently as she and her father prepare a surprise birthday party for her mother

Prebinding:

9780785767060 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $17.15 | About this edition: A girl waits impatiently as she and her father prepare a surprise birthday party for her mother

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After saving his quarters to buy a baseball glove, Audie, a young farm boy, takes a memorable trip to town with his father, in a family story that celebrates a bygone era. Reprint.
By Helen Ketteman and Greg Shed (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780140566079 | Reprint edition (Puffin, May 1, 2001), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: After working and saving to buy a baseball glove, a young farm boy takes a memorable trip to town with his father.

Too poor to buy the latest fashion, Aunt Hilarity tries to make her own bustle several times, with disastrous results

Hardcover:

9780689805554 | Simon & Schuster, April 1, 1998, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Too poor to buy the latest fashion, Aunt Hilarity tries to make her own bustle several times, with disastrous results

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Bubba is bossed around the family ranch by his wicked stepdaddy and mean, nasty stepbrothers, until Miz Lurleen, the 'purtiest' rancher in Texas, rescues him and makes him her cowboy prince, in a westernized version of the Cinderella story.
By Helen Ketteman and James Warhola (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780590255066 | Scholastic, November 1, 1997, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Loosely based on 'Cinderella,' this story is set in Texas, the fairy godmother is a cow, and the hero, named Bubba, is the stepson of a wicked rancher

A young granddaughter chases Grandma's cat, until she learns that the cat will only become her friend if she is patient in her pursuit, pets him gently, and gives him occasional treats.

School and Library:

9780395730942 | Houghton Mifflin, March 13, 1996, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: An eager youngster finds that it takes time and patience to make friends with Grandma's cat

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Hardscrabble Tennessee farmer Clemmon Hardigree's hard-luck changes when he plants seed potatoes in Cow Hollow before his fat mountain cows cause the pasture to collapse
By Brian Floca (illustrator) and Helen Ketteman

Hardcover:

9780531094730 | Orchard Books, September 1, 1995, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Hardscrabble Tennessee farmer Clemmon Hardigree's hard-luck changes when he plants seed potatoes in Cow Hollow before his fat mountain cows cause the pasture to collapse

School and Library:

9780531087732 | Orchard Books, September 1, 1995, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Hardscrabble Tennessee farmer Clemmon Hardigree's hard-luck changes when he plants seed potatoes in Cow Hollow before his fat mountain cows cause the pasture to collapse

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A baby boy's mischievous activities introduce, in rhyme, the numbers from one to ten
By Maggie Flynn-Staton (illustrator) and Helen Ketteman

Hardcover:

9780671865344 | Simon & Schuster, May 1, 1994, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: A baby boy's mischievous activities introduce, in rhyme, the numbers from one to ten

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Beanie's grandfather tells him about the failure of the corn crop in 1928 and how he was able to make corn trees grow from whittled corn kernels

Hardcover:

9780531059500 | Orchard Books, September 1, 1993, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Beanie's grandfather tells him about the failure of the corn crop in 1928 and how he was able to make corn trees grow from whittled corn kernels

School and Library:

9780531085509 | Orchard Books, September 1, 1993, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Beanie's grandfather tells him about the failure of the corn crop in 1928 and how he was able to make corn trees grow from whittled corn kernels

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In a misguided attempt to join the ranks of high fashion, Aunt Hilarity pieces together a homemade bustle and soon has the whole town of Willow Flats scratching, hopping, and throwing food at each other from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
By Helen Ketteman and James Warhola (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780671778613 | Simon & Schuster, September 1, 1992, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Too poor to buy the latest fashion, Aunt Hilarity tries to make her own bustle several times, with disastrous results

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