Hound Dawg is finally available. Yippee! The setting for this “Southern fried telling of The Little Red Hen,” writes Publisher’s Weekly, is down on a cotton farm. I grew up knowing about cotton farms in Mississippi, or so I thought. But while researching cotton, I discovered that it is grown in seventeen states. Gosh, I didn’t know that! And cotton seed oil is found in potato chips, toothpaste, baseballs, motorcycle windshields, and more! Now just look how important research can be. You might just learn something new!