TEN COWS TO TEXAS by Peggy Mercer


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Age Range: 5 - 7
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Responding to a casting call in their local “moospaper,” ten Georgia cows with dreams of stardom hijack an 18-wheeler and roar off toward El Paso. Crews illustrates this udderly zany double debut with appropriately freewheeling scenes framed in road maps and featuring a bevy of long-lashed Friesians with permed hair and red waders, booming past bayous and bluebells with a pick-up convoy of motorcyclists, police cars, the inevitable news copter and other hangers-on. They blast into El Paso just in time to wow the crowds, and go on, as an afterword details, to show-biz fame. The high-rollingest bovine joy ride since Karma Wilson’s Sakes Alive! A Cattle Drive (July 2005), illus by Karla Firehammer. (Picture book. 5-7)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 1-59354-116-3
Page count: 40pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2005