Accelerated Reader Program Selection
At last! It’s time for the annual Texas State Fair, and young Jake knows exactly what he wants to do first. He passes up all the other booths to buy his favorite treat—a cone of sweet and puffy cotton candy.
Little does Jake know that his choice of sugary snack—and an unfortunate mechanical failure—will wreak havoc on the nation’s biggest state fair. As Jake wanders through the exhibits and attractions, he trails a sticky tail of cotton candy in his wake. Soon the candy has swaddled the livestock, tripped up the fair queen, and even festooned Big Tex with a pink tutu! It truly is a cotton candy catastrophe—until Jake has a brilliant idea to save the day.
Young readers will enjoy Jake’s comic misadventure, set among landmarks like the Cotton Bowl and the Texas Star, America’s tallest Ferris wheel.
About the Author
Dotti Enderle launched her publishing career in 1995, writing for such popular children’s magazines as Babybug, Ladybug, Children’s Playmate, Nature Friend, Turtle, and many more. Ms. Enderle is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Houston Storytellers Guild, the Writers League of Texas, the American Book Cooperative, and Women Writing the West. She currently lives with her husband, two teenage daughters, and a cat named Oliver.
About the Illustrator
Chuck Galey is the owner of Chuck Galey Illustration. He majored in graphic design and graduated from Mississippi State University. He contributes to magazines, corporations, and advertising clients nationwide and has illustrated more than thirty books, including My Brother Dan’s Delicious, SantaSaurus, and Jazz Cats, a 2002 International Reading Association/Children’s Book Council Children’s Choices selection, also available from Pelican.
COTTON CANDY CATASTROPHE AT THE TEXAS STATE FAIR
By Dotti Enderle
Illustrated by Chuck Galey
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illustrations
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3