Armadilly Chiliby Helen Ketteman, Will Terry
A blue norther’s a-blowin’, and Miss Billie Armadilly is hankering to make a pot of chili! Only she needs to fix it all by herself because Tex the tarantula, Mackie the bluebird, and Taffy the horned toad are too busy to lend a hand. Well, she’ll eat it all by herself, too! But then the smell of chili cooking in the cold night brings her friends
A blue norther’s a-blowin’, and Miss Billie Armadilly is hankering to make a pot of chili! Only she needs to fix it all by herself because Tex the tarantula, Mackie the bluebird, and Taffy the horned toad are too busy to lend a hand. Well, she’ll eat it all by herself, too! But then the smell of chili cooking in the cold night brings her friends one by one back to Miss Billie’s door. What’s a lady armadillo to do?
"A sure-fire hit for the lap-sit crowd."
"Despite the lack of a recipe--with or without beetles--here's a tale guaranteed to warm the bones on a cold night."
"Terry's vibrant cartoon artwork adds personality to Billie and her large-eyed companions."
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- Whitman, Albert & Company
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- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Helen Ketteman is the author of more than twenty picture books, including Senorita Gordita and The Three Little Gators, a 2010 Wanda Gag Award Honor Book. A longtime resident of Texas, she now lives in Florida, with her husband.
Will Terry has illustrated more than twenty children’s books, most recently Skeleton for Dinner. He teaches illustration part-time at Utah Valley State College and creates e-book apps. He lives in Utah, with his wife and three sons.
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Pure Fun! This is total Texas fun as Ketteman retells the Little Red Hen in true Texas style. When my first graders study fables, I pull this out to see if they can recognize the basis of the story. They love the rhyming and the pictures. Their, and my, favorite part of the story is the repeated line, “No workin’ with Billy, no sharin’ the Chili,” and I set them up to repeat the line every time. Now we do live in Texas, but I think that almost anybody could get the ‘lingo’ down with a little effort, and make this a read-a-loud favorite. I know I have a hit when my second graders see the book and remind me that I read it to them last year. Love it!
I used this to compare with "The Little Red Hen" stories. My students loved the story line and Texas take on the story. They also liked the ending, which is different than one would think.
Excellent book! Great way to have a different version of the Little Red Hen, Texas style.
This is a colorful and fun story set in the Southwest where an armadillo named Billie Armadilly is preparing to make a big pot of chili. In the same pattern as The Little Red Hen, Billie meets her friends, Tex the tarantula, Mackie the bluebird, and Taffy the horned toad, and asks each to help. All are too busy but want to help eat the chili when its finished, and Billie refuses. In the end, the friends realize their error and bring other items to share in the meal as well as their apologies. The story is not only fun to read and view the vivid pictures painted by Will Terry, but could also be a good discussion starter when discussing friendships and relationships.
The story is a Southwestern-style Little Red Hen. It's the gorgeous illustrations by Will Terry that elevate it to classic status. Rich and vibrant color. Quirky characters. Highly recommended!
Armadilly Chili is a wonderfully illustrated book. The colorful, playful illustrations carry this book to starry heights, a book the kiddies read all night, till they nod off, and down the stairs you creep. Mr. Terry carries this book with his funny exaggerated characters, you can't help fall in love with. Kudos to such a wonderfully illustrated book.
Nice book! my 5 year old received this as a gift from my wife and she loved it! The pictures are brilliant and imaginative and my little one loves to have me read it over and over again. It's a nice take on an old tale that wraps up with a nice lesson in the end.