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- DescriptionWhen Ma Farmer gets a hankering for some sweet potato pie, she decides to plant a sweet potato in her garden. But when it comes time to harvest, the sweet potato has grown to be so ermous that it is stuck! So Ma grabs Pa, but the sweet potato still wont budge. Soon Bessie Cow, Ralphie Dog, and Kitty Cat join in to help; that sweet potato sure is stubborn. When itty-bitty Lily Mouse offers to help, everyone soon learns that a small and mighty effort can yield GIGANTIC rewards. This sweet adaptation of the Russian folktale The Giant Turnip features vibrant watercolor illustrations to accompany the singsong text. Ma Farmers secret (and kid-friendly) recipe for sweet potato pie and sweet potato fun facts complete the book.
- Author BiographyDianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, and recording artist, and the founder of Picture Book Month. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, conferences, and special events. She is the author of many picture books with Pelican, including Mamas Bayou, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate. Marita Gentry is a professional artist whose artwork is featured in galleries throughout Louisiana. A recipient of numerous awards and commissions and accomplished teacher, she is involved in several artist-in-residence programs each year. This is Gentrys sixth picture book with Dianne de Las Casas. Their collaborations include Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, Theres a Dragon in the Library, and Dinosaur Mardi Gras.
- Author(s)Dianne de Las Casas
- PublisherPelican Publishing Co
- Date of Publication02/09/2010
- SubjectPicture Books
- Place of PublicationLos Angeles
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPelican Publishing Co
- Content Note31 colour illus
- Weight399 g
- Width216 mm
- Height280 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Illustrator(s)Marita Gentry
- Interest Age5 - 8
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