The Lovesick Skunk
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The Lovesick Skunk

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Joe Hayes must have had a singular growing up in the Arizona desert because he sure loves to write stories about it. And he tells those stories of his so much to audiences all over the United States that it seems like the stories just get more and more fantastic. I bet you've already heard the first tall tale he wrote—The Gum-Chewing Rattler—about a rattlesnake who chewed...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by Cinco Puntos Press (first published November 1st 2010)
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We all have our favorite belongings-- that t-shirt we wear until it is transparent, a special pen or lucky rock. The boy in this story loves his black and white tennis shoes and wears them until they sport holes and stink so much his mother won't let him wear them in the house.

During a camping trip, the smelly shoes attract the amorous attention of a female skunk, with hilarious results.

This would be a great book for fostering discussions and writing about our favorite possessions.
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Designated New Mexico Eminent Scholar by the New Mexico Commission on Higher Learning (1979).

Joe was the youngest of five children. His father loved to tell stories. The family moved to Arizona where Joe learned to speak Spanish which became an integral part of his storytelling and writing.

In 1979, he began to devote himself full time to sharing stories. He focuses on elementary school audiences...more
More about Joe Hayes...
The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El día que nevó tortilla: Folk Tales Retold by Joe Hayes Ghost Fever/Mal de Fantasma La Llorona, the Weeping Woman: An Hispanic Legend Told in Spanish and English The Gum-Chewing Rattler A Spoon for Every Bite

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