While the three little tamales cool off on a window sill, a tortilla rolls by and warns them of their feasting fate, so the tamales jump out the window! The first runs to the prairie and builds a house of sagebrush. The second runs to a cornfield and builds a house of cornstalks. The third runs to the desert and builds a house of cactus. Then who should come along but Señor Lobo, the Big Bad Wolf, who plans to blow their houses down. Zest and humor fill this lively southwestern version of a popular tale.