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DAVY CROCKETT GETS HITCHED by Bobbi Miller

DAVY CROCKETT GETS HITCHED

By Bobbi Miller (Adaptor) , Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: Aug. 15th, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8234-1837-4
Publisher: Holiday House

Festooned with similes and hyperbole, as all good tall tales should be, this tells the infamous story of how Davy Crockett and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind met and wed. In his hurry to get to the spring frolic in honor of Sally Ann (free food and good dancing), Davy picks up a burr in his backside. Now Sally Ann does not like being upstaged by the wild dancing of Davy (helped by the burr), so she does everything possible to trip him up. Even when she spills the potato pile and dumps the table’s contents, Davy doesn’t slow—his whirling stirs up a chicken-and-dumpling stew. Finally having met her match, Sally Ann dances with Davy well until morning. Lloyd’s oils—panels frequently outlined with prickly borders—further the good-natured goof. The sly grins on Sally Ann and Davy’s faces belie her orneriness and the pain of the burr in his pants. Pair this with Steven Kellogg’s tall tales about Davy Crockett and Sally Ann to round out their life stories. (Picture book. 4-8)