Clever Cowboy enters the Yippeeville pancake tossin' competition along with Miss Prissy, Fred Farmer, and the sheriff (whose prisoner, Six-Shooter Sam, makes the batter). Clever Cowboy figures the first prize, a fancy telescope, can be used by his mother to look for long-lost sister Kate. Clever flips one pancake so high that it gets stuck on the sun and blots out daylight; he fashions a catapult and then announces he is too scared of heights to let it fling him up to the sun; Six-Shooter Sam volunteers, events culminate, and it turns out that Sam is really Kate in disguise. McAllister's story is such sheer tomfoolery that many readers will be left scratching their heads as the tale and the type bounce across pages. Lodge unleashes a feverish paintbrush, laying down complex fields of color that are peopled with cock-eyed images, not too different from Malta Kalman's work, and just as funny.