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From MoonPies® to magnolias and kudzu to catfish, ten diapered dynamos get into all kinds of down-home trouble. Children will love counting down, then up again, to the babies’ adventures, while adults will hoot at the hilarious rhymes. David Davis’s rhyming text captures the cadence and humor of the Southern vernacular, just as Sue Marshall Ward’s colorful illustrations conjure the rural sights of that region.
In this humorous counting book, Davis and Ward poke gentle fun at their own “redneck” backgrounds while celebrating what it is like to grow up in the South.
About the Author
David R. Davis established himself as a writer of humor that appeals to both children and adults with Redneck Night Before Christmas, Trucker’s Night Before Christmas, and Nurse’s Night Before Christmas, also published by Pelican. He is creator of “Travels with Grandpaw,” an Internet comic strip, and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. His book Jazz Cats was a 2002 International Reading Association/Children’s Book Council Children’s Choices selection. Davis makes regular school, library, and conference presentations and lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
About the Illustrator
Sue Marshall Ward was born in Houston to a family of artists. Her mother worked as an illustrator, while her grandmother and aunt were both painters. After studying art at Arlington State College, now the University of Texas at Arlington, Ward began a long career in art direction, advertising, and illustration. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Ward lives in Arlington, Texas.
TEN REDNECK BABIES: A Southern Counting Book
By David Davis
Illustrated by Sue Marshall Ward
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers
32 pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illustrations
ISBN: 9781589802322 hc