In this adorable counting book, ten Texas babies mosey into town, and each one gets into mischief. Wearing boots and cowboy hats and eating rice and beans, they have themselves a fine time. Children will hoot and holler as they count down and up again with the babies as they swim in the creek, follow an armadillo, find Grandmaw’s bonnet, and chase a longhorn.
Fans of the Lone Star State will delight in the clever rhymes and vibrant illustrations. Author David Davis and illustrators Shelley Ann Jackson and Jeff Crosby show off their infectious enthusiasm for their home state. This charming send-up of all things Texas will become a favorite read-aloud story for years to come.
About the Author
David Davis, known for his keen sense of humor and lyrical style, has written several titles in Pelican’s Night Before Christmas Series, including Redneck Night Before Christmas, Trucker’s Night Before Christmas, and Nurse’s Night Before Christmas. His books Ten Redneck Babies and Jazz Cats were named to the Children’s Choices Top 100 List. A finalist for the Texas Golden Spur Award, Jazz Cats is also a selection of the Accelerated Reader Program. An active speaker and presenter, Davis lives in Forth Worth, Texas.
About the Illustrators
Shelley Ann Jackson holds degrees in communication design and illustration at the university level and teaches art and design courses. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Jackson has published several acclaimed children’s books.
Jeff Crosby holds a degree in illustration as a visual essay. A freelance illustrator for the past sixteen years, Crosby has illustrated numerous children’s books and has provided artwork for publications such as the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and GQ. He is also the illustrator of Pelican’s Otis Steele and the Taileebone: A Southern Tall Tale.
TEN TEXAS BABIES
By David Davis
Illustrated by Shelley Ann Jackson
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers
32 pp. 11 x 8 1/2
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3