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Señorita Gordita
     

Señorita Gordita

by Helen Ketteman
 
In this Tex-Mex retelling of “The Gingerbread Man,” Señorita 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

Overview

In this Tex-Mex retelling of “The Gingerbread Man,” Señorita 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.” A fast-paced and wildly illustrated twist on an old favorite.

”A welcome retelling, particularly suited for reading aloud to groups.” —Kirkus Reviews “Ketteman’s text skitters along. . . . Terry’s illustrations . . . have the vivacity of graffiti and Mexican street art. . . . As for his long-lashed, sassy Gordita . . . she exudes just enough snark that children won’t mind her gustatory comeuppance.” —Publishers Weekly “The art is full of Southwestern charm and depicts the setting accurately. Gordita is sassy, the other animals shifty and speedy, and these elements all add up to a yummy folktale.” —School Library Journal “Ketteman playfully mixes English and Spanish throughout the book, making it a perfect selection for bilingual families, new Spanish speakers, and anyone who enjoys a delicioso variation on an old favorite.” —Booklist “This regional retelling of The Gingerbread Man from a celebrated author-illustrator team is a winner! . . . This book begs to be read aloud, and be prepared for your listeners to join in during the refrain, ‘with a flip and a skip and a zip-zoom-zip.’ ” —Library Media Connection

Helen Ketteman is the author of more than twenty picture books, including Señorita GorditaArmadilly Chili, and The Three Little Gators, a 2010 Wanda Gág Award Honor Book. A longtime resident of Texas, she now lives in Sanibel, Florida. Will Terry has illustrated more than twenty picture books including The Three Little Gators and Little Rooster’s Diamond Button. He teaches illustration part-time at Utah Valley State College, creates ebook apps, and lives in Cedar Hills, Utah, with his wife and three sons. His website is willterry.com.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480489318
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
02/25/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,025,555
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Helen Ketteman is the author of more than twenty picture books, including Señorita Gordita, Armadilly Chili, and The Three Little Gators, a 2010 Wanda Gág Award Honor Book. A longtime resident of Texas, she now lives in Sanibel, Florida. Will Terry has illustrated more than twenty picture books including The Three Little Gators and Little Rooster’s Diamond Button. He teaches illustration part-time at Utah Valley State College, creates ebook apps, and lives in Cedar Hills, Utah, with his wife and three sons. His website is willterry.com. 

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