Texas Chili? Oh My!
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The guide linked below was created by Debbie Gonzales, MFA. Deb is a career educator, curriculum consultant, former school administrator and adjunct professor, and once served as a SCBWI RA for the Austin Chapter. She's the author of six “transitional” readers for a New Zealand publisher and the forthcoming non-fiction picture book Girls with Guts: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records (Charlesbridge, 2019). Deb earned her MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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Author: Patricia Vermillion
Illustrator: Kuleigh Smith
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press
Synopsis: Texas Chili? Oh My! is a retelling of the The Three Little Pigs--Texas style!
Meet Bluebonnet, Mockingbird, and Sweet Olive, three little armadillos,
as they leave Mamadillo's home and build their own dens out of native
Texan materials. But watch out for Trickster Coyote, always looking for
armadillos to make into Texas chili!
Texas Chili? Oh My! / Chili Texasb? Ay Dios! was awarded the 2015
San Antonio Conservation Society Publication Award for the best
recently published children's book on Texas history.
Children and adults alike will be entertained and educated on Texas symbols
in this beautiful book. Texas Chili? Oh My! also includes a glossary and
learning objectives to aid elementary teachers in making Texas history
a fun, engaging experience for students.
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