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When Otis Courted Mama
Ages 4-8
Illustrated by: Jill McElmury
ISBN: 9780152166885
Price: $16.99
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

When Otis Courted Mama

by Kathi Appelt
Apart from sticker burrs and sand fleas, Cardell’s life is mostly wonderful. He knows he’s loved through and through by his perfectly good mama and his perfectly good daddy. They live in different parts of the desert, but that’s okay—Cardell is mostly used to it. Then Otis comes calling, and Cardell feels a grrr form in his throat. Otis can’t make jalapeño flapjacks or play Zig-the-Zag anything like Cardell’s daddy. And so Cardell waits for Mama to say “Adiós, Otis.” But what will happen if she doesn’t?
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