Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg

by Lori Mortensen and Michael Allen Austin
$16.99
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In this verse tall tale, Cowpoke Clyde wants to bathe Dawg, who is dirty and muddy, but Dawg resists. Chaos ensues. Finally Clyde figures out a way to get Dawg clean (and get himself clean, too).


  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547239934
  • ISBN-10: 0547239939
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 05/14/2013
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book
Cowpoke Clyde’s house was completely clean—he’d even shooed off the horseflies: “Then right behind his cookin’ pot, / he spied one thing he’d plumb forgot: / ol’ Dawg, his faithful, snorin’ friend, / all caked with mud from end to end.” Needless to say, Dawg wakes up and runs. The chase that follows—with page-turn surprises—makes for a hilarious shaggy-dog story involving fleas, a hog, bribery, cats, deception, and a mule. The rhyming stanzas are pitch-perfect, Texas-style, and plumb near cry out to be read aloud. Austin’s expressive acrylic and colored-pencil caricatures of Cowpoke Clyde and his menagerie are priceless. A storytime shoo-in!
About the author
Lori Mortensen

Lori Mortensen is an award-winning author. She lives with her family in California. Visit her website at www.lorimortensen.com.

Michael Allen Austin

Michael Allen Austin is the award-winning illustrator of several children's books, including Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the School Bus. Publishers Weekly has exclaimed that his illustrations are "wild and wily," and Booklist has called his art "unusual and exuberant." He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Kim, and their sheepdog, Riley. Visit him online at austinillustration.com and on Instagram @michaelallenaustin.

Reviews

"A first purchase for most libraries."

School Library Journal

"This is a story that begs to be read aloud with a twangy drawl, perhaps as part of a Western or farm-themed storytime. Plumb funny, fer sure."

Kirkus, starred review

"[Mortensen] offers here another humorous, rhyming picture book, this one filled with clever language and anticipatory page turns that will delight young listeners."

Booklist Online