Armadilly Chili

Armadilly Chili


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ISBN-13: 9780807504581
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Series: Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 161,934
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Armadilly Chili 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
cshupp on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I thought this was a cute story with great art. The message (to help eachother out) was a great one and I really loved how the storyline played out. I am glad that the friends came back with different items to make up for not helping.
missrader on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A riff off 'The Little Red Hen' given a southwest flavor. The main characters are different animals found in the southwestern United States along with southwestern ingredients such as hot peppers and cactus. Very colorful illustrations.
jrlandry1410 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The classic tale retold with a spicy texas twist, Miss. Billie spends all day making her chili and none of her friends want to help. Then when it comes time to eat they all want some and Miss. Billie refuses to reward their laziness, until they all bring food and friends to the party at the end. A good book for teaching children about folk tales, with some very colorful, beautiful illustrations.
MSblast on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A southwestern twist on the classic "The Little Red Hen." Great dialogue and a different ending than the folktale.TEACHER TIP: This story works great as a reader's theater with 4th and 5th graders.
gjo50 More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! Great way to have a different version of the Little Red Hen, Texas style.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.