Texas Chili? Oh My!
Folklore - Fiction
10 x 7.5, 40 pp.
Pub Date: 10/10/2013
  hardcover
Price:        $21.95

978-0-87565-568-0

Published by Texas Christian University Press

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Texas Chili? Oh My!

Patricia Vermillion
Illustrated by Kuleigh Smith

Texas Chili? Oh My! is a retelling of the beloved fairy tale 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!

 Aided by adorable and colorful illustrations that depict Texas characters, settings, plants, and natural resources, Patricia Vermillion also gets the Texas vernacular just right!

Kids 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.

Recipient of the San Antonio Conservation Society's Publication Award for Children's Books

PATRICIA VERMILLION serves as the librarian at The Lamplighter School in Dallas, Texas. She created Texas Chili? Oh My! as a supplementary tool in her curriculum on Texas. She is a contributor for Mississippi Magazine, School Library Monthly, and Library Sparks Magazine, and is a member of the American Library Association, Association of Independent School Librarians and Dallas Association of Independent Librarians. She is married to a TCU alumnus and has a passion for all things purple. 

Illustrator KULEIGH SMITH attended the Art Institute of Dallas and served as director for an art gallery. He resides in Austin with his wife and daughter.

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