"Big Fat, as you know, was the largest prairie dog in the prairie dog town. He was also the fattest and laziest. He was content just to sit all day watching the rest. That is, he would have been had he not been obliged to leave his den if he expected to get anything to eat. Of course, it was true also that he liked to hear all the gossip. For that he could always depend on Little Ugly."
The fifth book of the Mesaland Series tells the story of Big Fat & Little Ugly, lovable, lumbering prairie dogs as they watch carefully for the dangerous coyote, Three Toes. Written by Loyd Tireman, adapted by Evelyn Yrisarri, and beautifully illustrated by Ralph Douglas.
First published between 1943 and 1949 and now available again, the seven books in the Mesaland Series introduce a new generation of young readers to the animals and plants of the great Southwest.
- Published by UNM Press
- 48 pages with 48 color illustrations
- 8" x 6"
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