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Tfa Lupe and Tfo JosT are famous for their light and airy tortillas, yet when one jumps from the pan and makes a mad dash into the desert, an unexpected adventure evolves in this amusing twist of The Gingerbread Man. 12,500 first printing.
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Award-winning author Eric A. Kimmel is a native of New York who taught teachers as a professor of Education at Indiana University at South Bend and Portland State University. His favorite classes were children’s literature, language arts, storytelling, and handwriting. He left the university in 1993 to become a full-time writer, a dream he had had since kindergarten. Eric has written more than fifty books and has won numerous awards, including the Caldecott Honor Medal. He and his wife, Doris, live in Portland, Oregon. ericakimmel.com Erik Brooks is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the Washington State Book Award winner, POLAR OPPOSITES, and the CBC/IRA Children’s Choices Award winner, THE PRACTICALLY PERFECT PAJAMAS. His most recent illustrated book, SEA STAR WISHES, was selected as the July 2013 “Book of the Month” by US Children’s Poet Laureate, Kenn Nesbitt. From his home in Winthrop, Washington, Erik also writes and draws Harts Pass, a weekly comic strip for the Methow Valley News, visits schools and libraries around the country, and plays in the woods like a wolverine! erikbrooks.blogspot.comFrom School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2-A story about a woman and a man and a piece of bread that comes to life and runs away. T'a Lupe and T'o Jos? own a taquer'a in Texas down on the Rio Grande. The secret to their success is their tortillas-so light that if they were any lighter, "Some day they-[might] up and run away!" To their surprise, this is just what happens. The foolish tortilla is so cocky she could almost strut, but since she's round, she can only roll. She rolls away from the couple, two horned toads, three donkeys, four jackrabbits, five rattlesnakes, and six buckaroos, singing all the while, "Run as fast as fast can be. You won't get a bite of me." She is finally tricked and eaten by Se-or Coyote, who takes advantage of her fatuous egotism. The primitive oil paintings feature a palette of sunset colors, a rotund T'a and T'o, and a lipsticked, scowling tortilla. The apt endpapers sport sacks of flour, rolling pins, salt shakers, oil, and skillets. Kimmel's saucy story joins a swarm of similar, albeit popular, retellings of traditional tales with a Southwestern setting.
Ruth Semrau, Upshur County Public Library, Gilmer, TX
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Book Description Winslow Pr, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11189081718X