“A tale from Texas, full of cornpone and humor.”
—Jane Mack, Marianas Variety News and Views
[Joe Kulka] “vibrant colors and bigger-than-life pictures extend the text.”
—JoAn W. Martin, Review of Texas Books
Buddy and Buck Bunion, known as the dumbest boys in Texas and worthless rascals, have met their match with Granny Gert. After being chased out of Amarillo, the Bunion Brothers ask Granny Gert for a job. She agrees to give them a chance but threatens to sic Mad Dog on them if they don’t behave. Everything is fine until Buddy and Buck both fall in love with Starla Scissors, Granny Gert’s granddaughter. Granny, after putting up with their antics and attempts to woo Starla, finally has enough and decides she must sit them down and explain that blood is thicker than water.
This delightful, humorous tale teaches us a valuable lesson about family. Children will love the surprise ending after all is resolved with the help of Granny’s ferocious pet, Mad Dog.
About the Author
Dotti Enderle has been a professional storyteller since 1993, entertaining children and parents at numerous schools, libraries, museums, and festivals. She is the author of fifteen books for children and educators, including The Cotton Candy Catastrophe at the Texas State Fair, published by Pelican. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Authors Guild, and Writers League of Texas, Enderle lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in Houston, Texas.
About the Illustrator
Joe Kulka earned his BFA in illustration from the University of Arts in 1987. The illustrator of Woodsy’s ABCs, now included in the Head Start Program, he is a member of the Graphic Artists Guild and Picture Book Artists Association. Kulka lives in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
GRANNY GERT AND THE BUNION BROTHERS
By Dotti Enderle
Illustrated by Joe Kulka
JUVENILE FICTION / Westerns
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3