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The Dirty Cowboy

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ISBN13: 9780374317911
ISBN10: 0374317917
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Publisher Comments:

This ol' boy needs a bath!

After he finds a tumbleweed in his chaps and the numerous bugs buzzing around him affect his hearing, the cowboy decides it's time to head to the river. Once there, he peels off all his clothes and tells his trusty old dog to guard them against strangers. He takes a refreshing bath and emerges clean as corn — but so fresh-smelling that his dog doesn't recognize him! Negotiations over the return of the clothes prove fruitless. A wrestling match ensues in a tale that grows taller by the sentence, climaxing in a fabric-speckled dust devil.

Amy Timberlake has inserted a Western twang into this tale of filth and friendship, and Adam Rex has found many creative means of bodily concealment in his expressive, comical paintings.

Review:

"Transcending the cowboy-tale genre, this raucous romp should tickle bath-averse children everywhere." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Because the cowboy is naked for a good part of the story and very active in large and small scenes and sequences, it is a real accomplishment to picture all the events without offending even the most modest sensibilities. Just lots of fun throughout." Children's Literature

Review:

"Filled with the dusty reds and sundown bronzes of the New Mexico setting, the paintings have a gritty, sinewy look that matches the earthy tone of the tale....A fun look at life on the range." School Library Journal

Review:

"Inspired by an anecdote passed down in the author's family, this cautionary tale should please all young readers with an aversion to soap and water." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Timberlake inserts a Western twang into this tale of filth and friendship, while Rex has found many creative means of bodily concealment in his expressive, comical paintings. Full color.

Synopsis:

In this verseand#160;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).

Synopsis:

Cowpoke Clydeand#8217;s house was completely cleanand#8212;heand#8217;d even shooed off the horseflies: and#8220;Then right behind his cookinand#8217; pot, / he spied one thing heand#8217;d plumb forgot: / oland#8217; Dawg, his faithful, snorinand#8217; friend, / all caked with mud from end to end.and#8221; Needless to say, Dawg wakes up and runs. The chase that followsand#8212;with page-turn surprisesand#8212;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. Austinand#8217;s expressive acrylic and colored-pencil caricatures of Cowpoke Clyde and his menagerie are priceless. A storytime shoo-in!

Synopsis:

This ol boy needs a bath!

After he finds a tumbleweed in his chaps and the numerous bugs buzzing around him affect his hearing, the cowboy decides its time to head to the river. Once there, he peels off all his clothes and tells his trusty old dog to guard them against strangers. He takes a refreshing bath and emerges clean as corn - but so fresh-smelling that his dog doesnt recognize him! Negotiations over the return of the clothes prove fruitless. A wrestling match ensues in a tale that grows taller by the sentence, climaxing in a fabric-speckled dust devil.

Amy Timberlake has inserted a Western twang into this tale of filth and friendship, and Adam Rex has found many creative means of bodily concealment in his expressive, comical paintings.

About the Author

Amy Timberlake lives in Dekalb, Illinois, and Adam Rex lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is the first book for both of them.

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Tams, October 30, 2009 (view all comments by Tams)
I shared this book as a read aloud with my third grade class as a study in story structure. I had to read it three times because we were all laughing so hard we kept missing things.

After we decontructed the story for all its parts (characters, plot, setting, problem, resolution etc) I put the book on the chalk tray. My students were rushing to finish their work so they could get their hands on it again. They couldn't get enough of "The Dirty Cowboy".

I highly recommend reading this book, especially with boys. I've never had such an enthusiastic response from boys about a book as this one. It helped them see that reading isn't "just a girl thing".
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gail lindekugel, March 29, 2007 (view all comments by gail lindekugel)
This book is hilarious and totally innocent. There is universal kid appeal when it comes to things like avoiding baths and the funny pictures just add to the sweetness of the story.
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Charlie, March 29, 2007 (view all comments by Charlie)
Nonsense! This book is extremely funny and perfectly suitable for children. Both of my kids really love this book (which we checked out of the local library, by the way). There is nothing inappropriate in it, unless you consider taking a bath inappropriate. Yes, the cowboy is naked, but the book is by no means "graphic". All the privates are cleverly hidden in the illustrations. It is a shame anyone would choose to keep this book off library shelves because of that, I don't see how this book could cause anyone any harm (other than from too much laughing). Read it, enjoy it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374317911
Author:
Amy Timberlake and Adam Rex
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Illustrator:
Rex, Adam
ill.:
Rex, Adam
Author:
Rex, Adam
Author:
Austin, Michael Allen
Author:
Timberlake, Amy
Author:
Mortensen, Lori
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
New mexico
Subject:
Cowboys
Subject:
Baths
Subject:
Tall tales
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
1.01
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 0.77 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374317911 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Transcending the cowboy-tale genre, this raucous romp should tickle bath-averse children everywhere." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Because the cowboy is naked for a good part of the story and very active in large and small scenes and sequences, it is a real accomplishment to picture all the events without offending even the most modest sensibilities. Just lots of fun throughout."
"Review" by , "Filled with the dusty reds and sundown bronzes of the New Mexico setting, the paintings have a gritty, sinewy look that matches the earthy tone of the tale....A fun look at life on the range."
"Review" by , "Inspired by an anecdote passed down in the author's family, this cautionary tale should please all young readers with an aversion to soap and water."
"Synopsis" by , Timberlake inserts a Western twang into this tale of filth and friendship, while Rex has found many creative means of bodily concealment in his expressive, comical paintings. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
In this verseand#160;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).
"Synopsis" by , Cowpoke Clydeand#8217;s house was completely cleanand#8212;heand#8217;d even shooed off the horseflies: and#8220;Then right behind his cookinand#8217; pot, / he spied one thing heand#8217;d plumb forgot: / oland#8217; Dawg, his faithful, snorinand#8217; friend, / all caked with mud from end to end.and#8221; Needless to say, Dawg wakes up and runs. The chase that followsand#8212;with page-turn surprisesand#8212;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. Austinand#8217;s expressive acrylic and colored-pencil caricatures of Cowpoke Clyde and his menagerie are priceless. A storytime shoo-in!
"Synopsis" by ,
This ol boy needs a bath!

After he finds a tumbleweed in his chaps and the numerous bugs buzzing around him affect his hearing, the cowboy decides its time to head to the river. Once there, he peels off all his clothes and tells his trusty old dog to guard them against strangers. He takes a refreshing bath and emerges clean as corn - but so fresh-smelling that his dog doesnt recognize him! Negotiations over the return of the clothes prove fruitless. A wrestling match ensues in a tale that grows taller by the sentence, climaxing in a fabric-speckled dust devil.

Amy Timberlake has inserted a Western twang into this tale of filth and friendship, and Adam Rex has found many creative means of bodily concealment in his expressive, comical paintings.

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