Senorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman

Senorita Gordita

Helen Ketteman


Senorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman

In this Tex-Mex retelling of ';The Gingerbread Man,' Seorita Gorditaa little corn cakeescapes 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 adeliciosovariation 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 ConnectionHelen Ketteman is the author of more than twenty picture books, includingSeorita Gordita,Armadilly Chili, andThe Three Little Gators, a 2010 Wanda Gg Award Honor Book. A longtime resident of Texas, she now lives in Sanibel, Florida.Will Terry has illustrated more than twenty picture books includingThe Three Little GatorsandLittle 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

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Helen Ketteman
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Albert Whitman & Company Albert Whitman & Company

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25th February 2014




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