What's Cowpoke Clyde to do with Dawg, covered in mud and not smelling sweet? Pop him in the tub, of course! But Dawg will have none of it, setting off a commotion that has all the critters on the ranch dashing every which way to stay out of range. It’s not till Clyde is ready to give up, that he discovers the secret to bathing Dawg. Rollicking verse with page-turn surprises makes this uproarious tall tale a rootin' tootin' read-aloud.
No so fast, pardner! Turns out Cowpoke Clyde is better at lassoing cattle than wrangling his flea-ridden friend Dawg into the tub. At last, Clyde decides to wash himself instead. “He cleared the mess and grabbed some grub, / heated water, filled the tub. / Then, soakin’ sweet beneath the moon, / he warbled out a cowpoke tune.” He’s not alone for long. Austin’s exaggeratedly slim Clyde and highly animated animals should round up even reluctant readers.
Gadzooks! Cowpoke Clyde has talents galore, but he just can’t corral that big ol’ dirty Dawg into the washin’ tub, and all Clyde’s efforts lead to some mighty hilarious mischief in this cumulative tale set in the old West. Pitch-perfect rhyming text bounces along with peppy phrases telling the tale of a cowboy who likes to keep things clean and tidy. Clyde tries tactic after tactic to catch his dog for a scrub down, each new method adding another layer of mayhem to the scene, with a lassoed hog, wet chickens and a kicking mule adding to the hilarious hijinks . . . This is a story that begs to be read aloud with a twangy drawl, perhaps as part of a Western or farm-themed story time. Plumb funny, fer sure.