“David Davis’s poetry charms children and adult readers.”
—Joyce Dixon, Southern Scribe Reviews
Classic Mother Goose tales are retold with a Texas twist by the author of Trucker’s Night Before Christmas and Ten Redneck Babies.
This fun Texas romp through over fifty nursery rhymes yields such results as “Mary Had a White-Faced Calf,” “There Was an Old Cowgirl Who Lived in a Boot,” “Cactus Jack Horner,” and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Texas Star.” With its unforgettable Texan flavor combined with vibrant, colorful illustrations, this book will delight all ages. Lively vocabulary encourages young readers to laugh and learn as Humpty Dumpty turns into a plate of huevos rancheros after his fall and Little Miss Toni eats her biscuit and jerky.
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 Ten Redneck Babies and Jazz Cats, both published by Pelican, were named to the Children’s Choice Top 100 List. A finalist for the Texas Golden Spur Award, Jazz Cats was also a selection of the Accelerated Reader Program. Davis has published pen-and-ink artwork, cartoons, poems, humor, and short stories in various magazines and newspapers. In 1996, his political cartoons won the Mississippi Press Association award. An active speaker and presenter at educational conferences and schools, Davis lives in Forth Worth, Texas.
About the Illustrator
Sue Marshall Ward has had a varied career as a fashion designer, layout and design artist, toy designer, and illustrator. Her artwork has appeared in Highlights for Children as well as numerous trade publications. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and lives in Arlington, Texas.
TEXAS MOTHER GOOSE
By David Davis
Illustrated by Sue Marshall Ward
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / Humorous
40 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
35 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3