One sleepy morning, two hungry cowpokes decide to make a big, hot buttermilk biscuit. Cowboy Jack kneads the soft dough and adds three pats of butter and a smear of strawberry jam to give the buttermilk biscuit a face before setting the skillet on the fire to cook. When the biscuit is done cooking, out pops a buttermilk biscuit boy—and with him, a whole mess of trouble!
Follow along as every creature on the range chases after the flaky, buttery pastry. The famished cowboys lead the chase over hills and scrub as they are joined by pigs, cattle, horses, and even a clever coyote. Illustrator Laurie Klein brings this hilarious—and delicious—retelling of the classic Gingerbread Man tale to life. Author Amanda S. Nelson’s zip and energy invigorate this mouthwatering story. Will anyone ever be able to catch the buttermilk biscuit boy?
About the Author
Amanda S. Nelson worked as a kindergarten teacher for nearly fifteen years after earning her BA in elementary education from Florida Gulf Coast University. While teaching, she was honored with the prestigious Brilliant Orange Award, which is given to Hendry County’s best first-year teachers, and was later named the 2010 Teacher of the Year for Edward A. Upthegrove Elementary School. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Nelson lives with her husband, Danny, on her family ranch near Fort Myers, Florida.
About the Illustrator
Laurie Klein is the on-staff artist for the education department of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. She earned her BS from Maryville College and has worked as a freelance artist for more than twenty-five years. In 2008, the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association awarded Klein the Outstanding Pennsylvania Author/Illustrator Award. The illustrator of eight previous books and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Klein lives in St. Augustine, Florida.
THE BUTTERMILK BISCUIT BOY
By Amanda S. Nelson
Illustrated by Laurie Klein JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
JUVENILE FICTION / Westerns
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3