Mortensen, Lori Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range, illustrated by Michael Allen Austin. PICTUREBOOK. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Clarion), 2016. $16.99. Content: G.
When Cowpoke Clyde sees an advertisement to buy a bicycle, he decides to try one out. They are easier to take care of than a horse (“It wouldn’t eat. It wouldn’t stray. It wouldn’t buck or bite or neigh!) and it looks like it might be fun. Cowpoke Clyde is in for a real wild ride.
The text is rhymed, written in the dialect of a cowpoke. So fun to read aloud, with ellipsis before you turn the page so the reader can try to guess what’s going to happen next. A great lesson on persistence.
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