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Armadilly Chili

Armadilly Chili

by Helen Ketteman Illustrated by Will Terry

A blue northern'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 mockingbird, and Taffy the horned toad are to 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?

Helen Ketteman's Texas-style spin on "The Little Red Hen" is joined by the Southwestern warmth of Will Terry's paintings for a spicy and satisfying story time.

Ages
5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
3.5
Lexile Measure
660L
DRA
18
Guided Reading
K
Publisher
Albert Whitman & Company
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables

About the Author and Illustrator

Helen Ketteman
Will Terry

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