A hilarious retelling of a classic children's story with a southwestern twang and a delightful, surprise ending

Written by Jackie Mims Hopkins
Illustrated by S. G. Brooks
published by Peachtree Publishers

THREE FUN-LOVING ARMADILLO SISTERS -Lilly, Jilly, and Dilly-are eager to cross a busy highway to get to the new dance hall on the other side. To avoid being turned into road kill, they decide to scurry through the culvert that runs under the road.

But inside the culvert lurks a spindly legged coyote with a big appetite for "armadilly chili" and a longing for fine armadillo skin boots and a handbag. The littlest sister, Lilly, manages to fast-talk her way past the coyote, as does her older sister, Jilly. When the coyote sees the size of the eldest, Dilly, she really starts licking her chops. But Dilly Armadilly Tuff is a stubborn gal, and besides, she has her own ideas about what a lonely coyote really needs!

S. G. Brooks' lighthearted, appealing illustrations bring the colorful western characters to life in this spirited retelling of the classic tale, Three Billy Goats Gruff.

--Publishers Weekly