Burro's Tortillas

Terri Fields (Author) Sherry Rogers (Illustrator)


What do you get when you cross The Little Red Hen with a burro and his friends? Burro's Tortillas! In this humorous Southwestern retelling of a childhood favorite, Burro finds it difficult to get any help from his friends as he diligently works to turn corn into tortillas. Young children will love the repetition; older children will enjoy the book's many puns. In addition to its Southwestern -flavor, - the delightful story imparts an accurate picture of the traditional way that tortillas are made. A Spanish/English glossary and a simple recipe for making tortillas are included in the -For Creative Minds- section.

Product Details

Arbordale Publishing
Publish Date
June 20, 2007
8.74 X 0.41 X 10.24 inches | 0.94 pounds

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About the Author

Sherry Rogers spent twelve years as a corporate graphic designer and artist before -leaving it all behind- for the freelance world of illustrating children's books. Through illustrating The First Fire, Sherry remembers her own ancestor, Na Ni, a Cherokee woman from the mountains of North Carolina. Some of Sherry's other Arbordale titles include The Penguin Lady, Ten for Me, Hey Diddle Diddle, Newton and Me, Moose and Magpie, Paws, Claws, Hands & Feet, and The Deductive Detective; as well as her award-winning titles: Sort It Out!, Kersplatypus, Burro's Tortillas, and If You Were a Parrot. Sherry lives in Northern California with her family and their pets.


In addition to the important message about helping one's friend, there are fun puns throughout the book and a -For Creative Minds- section for older children that includes a recipe for tortillas. - Nola Baby Magazine
Humor, wit, and all-in-all fun abound in this twist on The Little Red Hen story when Burro seeks out his friends the bobcat, coyote, and jackrabbit to help him make tortillas. Expect this book to fly off the shelves in classrooms and libraries. - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
What a delightful way to learn aspects of another culture and language. A delightful, must have book for home and school libraries. - Children's Book Reviews