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Senorita Gordita
Helen Ketteman

After being cooked up by a spider named Araña, a yummy gordita shook her little corncake tail and rushed away with a flip and a skip and a zip-zoom-zip, shouting, "You can't catch me, I'm Senorita Gordita!" in the tradition of her predecessor, "The Gingerbread Man." Then, the chase was on with Araña close on her heels. As she meets other Texas creatures (Largarto, Crótolo, Escorpión, Javalina, and Coyote) who each want to gobble her up, she comes to Búho who gives her some wise advice. Will she be foolish enough to fall for it, though?

Repetition, Spanish words, rhythm, and a fast pace makes this fun reading for teachers and students alike. Compare it to the traditional "Gingerbread Man" and you'll have a new favorite to lead your kids on a merry learning spree!

Research Links for
Senorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman

Author Helen Ketteman
YouTube Video # 1: The Gingerbread Man

YouTube Video: The Gingerbread Man

Enchanted Learning: The Gingerbread Man Rebus, Activities, and Printable Book

The Gingerbread Man Scripted Story

Fairy Tales and Folk Tales


A special thanks to Rose's Patriotic Page for allowing us to use the famous Gioachino Antonio Rossini classic, "The William Tell Overture" as our background "chase" music.


A 13-page literature guide, perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your electronic board for Senorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman is part of the 2013 Literature Collection, Brain Boosting Books!

The Activity Guide Contains:
Pre-reading Discussion Cards
Who Did Señorita Gordita Meet?
Do You Remember, Multiple Choice
Compare Animal Families/Research
The Gingerbread Man’s Readers’ Theater--The Traditional Tale
Comparing Senorita Gordita and The Gingerbread Man
Have a Play
How are we doing? A Rubric
Gordita Math
Fun with Gingerbread
Repeated Readings
Answer Page


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