Desert Rose tells the story of pig farmer Rose, who finds herself in a bit of a quandary when she can't get her sure-to-be-prize-winning hog over the creek in time to win first prize at the state fair. She tries to enlist the help of all sorts of varmints, including a coyote, a rattlesnake and a cowboy, but to no avail. It's only after Rose very nicely asks an armadillo that a chain of events is set in motion that's sure to leave everyone happy!
A hilarious cumulative tale with a Texan twist
'A hilarious, cumulative story that children will love to participate in' Family Interest 'This is a book that begs to be read aloud ... this hilarious reworking of the old cumulative story of an uncooperative animal and the chain of events needed to get it moving will have your audience rolling in the aisles' Teach Primary
A great cumulative tale that shows each animal's reaction being added to the growing problem Bouncy, creative language makes this a fantastic read-aloud book Hilarious art that adds a huge amount to the fun story
Alison Jackson has worked as a children's librarian for 25 years in both California and Florida, where she now lives. Her book The Ballad of Valentine was a New York Times bestseller. Keith Graves is the illustrator of several picture books, including Frank Was A Monster Who Wanted to Dance. He lives in Texas, where he is currently working on projects for both Nickelodeon and Disney.