Bluebonnet, the armadillo, is on her first visit to the Texas state fair. Things get exciting when she is sent on a search through the fair to look for clues to help her find her Aunt Armadilly. Along the way, Bluebonnet is mistaken for a football during a Longhorn versus Sooner Cotton Bowl game and makes friends with Joe Bob, a rabbit who has lost his boy. Together they ride a roller coaster and are given directions by Big Tex, the largest Texan at the fair.
A part of the Bluebonnet Series, Bluebonnet at the State Fair of Texas is just one of this well-traveled armadillo’s adventures in Texas. Featuring amusing cartoon illustrations, this Dallas story offers young cowpokes a fun excursion through the fair, from baking and fashion sewing competitions to carnival rides and livestock shows.
About the Author
Mary Brooke Casad is a Louisiana native and a resident of Texas. She received a BA in journalism from Southern Methodist University and is the author of Pelican's Bluebonnet at the Texas State Capitol, Bluebonnet at the Marshall Train Depot, Bluebonnet at Johnson Space Center, Bluebonnet at the East Texas Oil Museum, Bluebonnet at Dinosaur Valley State Park, and Bluebonnet at the Ocean Star Museum. Casad created Bluebonnet, the well-traveled armadillo, to teach Texas children about their rich local history.
About the Illustrator
Pat Binder is a freelance cartoonist whose illustrations have been used in magazines, comic books, and greeting cards. His clients include American Airlines, Frito-Lay, and Dairy Queen. A graduate of East Texas State University and a native of Iowa, Binder lives in Plano, Texas.
BLUEBONNET AT THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS
By Mary Brooke Casad
Illustrated by Pat Binder
JUVENILE FICTION / People and Places / United States / General
40 pp. 8½ x 11
20 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9781589808300 pb