Granny Gert and the Bunion Brothers

Granny Gert and the Bunion Brothers

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Buddy and Buck Bunion not only lack in the brains department, but they are worthless rascals as well. Granny Gert straightens them out by threatening to sic Mad Dog on them if they don't behave. But when the Bunion Brothers both fall for Granny's granddaughter, Starla Scissors, the trouble really begins!
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 215 x 279 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Gretna, LA, United States
  • English
  • 1589803736
  • 9781589803732

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The Bunion Brothers have met their match with Granny Gert. Known as the dumbest boys in Texas and worthless rascals, Buddy and Buck Bunion ask Granny Gert for a job after they are chased out of Amarillo. Granny gives them a chance but threatens to sic Mad Dog on them if they don't behave.
The fun takes a turn when the Bunion Brothers both fall in love with Starla Scissors, Granny Gert's granddaughter. Starry-eyed for Starla, Buddy and Buck woo her by picking the banjo and serenading her with a special love song:

Starla, my darling,
You've gone to my head.
You're as tasty as gravy
And as fine as cornbread.
Your lips are like cherries;
Your eyes are like moons.
You're as cute and as cuddly
As a ring-tailed raccoon.

As each brother tries to outdo the other in his attempt to win Starla, Granny Gert is pushed to the limit. Granny eventually must sit them down and explain that blood is thicker than water, again threatening them with Mad Dog.
Children will love the surprise ending of this delightful and humorous tale, as all is resolved with the help of Granny's ferocious pet, Mad Dog.

Dotti Enderle began a career as a professional storyteller in 1993. Since then, Enderle has entertained children and parents alike at numerous schools, libraries, museums, and festivals. She takes pride in her vast collection of original stories and folk tales and specializes in "participation" stories, which allow the audience to join in the fun. The author of fifteen books for children and educators, including The Cotton Candy Catastrophe at the Texas State Fair, published by Pelican, Enderle is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Authors Guild, and Writers League of Texas. She lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in Houston, Texas.

Illustrator Joe Kulka earned his B.F.A. in illustration from the University of Arts in 1987. He has worked as an illustrator for Magnet Interactive Studios and was part of a team that developed one of the first U.S.-made games for Sony Playstation. He also worked for MTV Animation, where he inked drawings for an animated television show. The illustrator of Woodsy's ABCs, which was incorporated into the Head Start Program, he is a member of the Graphic Artists Guild and Picture Book Artists Association. Kulka lives with his wife and two sons in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
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