Joe Hayes

Books by This Author

A Spoon for Every Bite

By: Joe Hayes
Illustrated by: Rebecca Leer
Age Level: 6-9

When a wealthy neighbor agrees to be the godparent for a poor couple's baby, they save enough money to buy him a third spoon so that he can eat with them in their home. Upon seeing that the couple only has three spoons, however, he laughs at their misfortune — until they tell him they have a friend who has a new spoon for every bite. The neighbor is driven mad trying to buy spoons and determine how this could be true, and in the end the couple has the last laugh. Beautiful acrylic illustrations bring the southwestern setting to life.

Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie

By: Joe Hayes
Age Level: 9-12

Product Description: Don Ignacio is a wealthy landowner whose prized possession is an apple tree that produces the most delicious fruit around. He trusts only one man to care for this tree — his ranch foreman Juan Verdades. Don Ignacio is also a proud man and he lets his pride carry him into a dangerous bet! He bets a neighboring rancher his ranch that Juan Verdades cannot tell a lie. Will Juan Verdades be able to tell the truth about what he has done? The ranch depends on it.

The Day It Snowed Tortillas

By: Joe Hayes
Age Level: 9-12

Product Description: Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. He grew up in a small town in southern Arizona where he learned Spanish from his classmates. As he got older, Joe began gathering old stories from the Southwest, which he shares in this bilingual collection.