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2016 Charlotte Award Nominee

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

"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.”—Booklist

"Clyde looked around his tidy shack.

'I'll scrub him down, then come on back,

eat my soup, and take a nap.

Why, washin' Dawg will be a snap.'"

Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg