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Cowpoke Clyde & Dirty Dawg

Written by Lori Mortensen

Illustrations by Michael Allen Austin

The New York Times Bookshelf: The Wild West

One of Amazon's Best Picture Books of 2013

Winner of 2013 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio

Best Book Award

One of Bank Street College's Best Books for 2014

Charlotte Award Nominee, 2016

New Hampshire Ladybug Picture Book

Award Nominee


Treasure State Award Nominee (2015)

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

Kirkus, STARRED Review

"A first purchase for most libraries."

School Library Journal, STARRED Review

"Not so fast, pardner! Turns out Cowpoke Clyde is better at lassoing cattle than wrangling his flea-ridden friend Dawg into the tub. Austin's exaggeratedly slim Clyde and highly animated animals should round up even reluctant readers."

New York Times 

“[Mortensen] offers here another humorous, rhyming picture book, this one filled with clever language and anticipatory page turns that will delight young listeners …This makes a good choice for story hours or one-on-one sharing.”


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