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 Cowpoke Clyde rides the range
 Author: Mortensen, Lori

 Publisher:  Clarion (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 32 p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 660462 ISBN: 9780544370302
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Stories in rhyme
 Cowboys -- Fiction
 Cycling -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction

Price: $20.88

Learning to ride a bike sure isn't easy--but Cowpoke Clyde sticks with it until he's riding like a pro! Good thing he's got his trusty friend Dawg to look out for him.

 Illustrator: Austin, Michael
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 182443
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 67053

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (03/15/16)
   Booklist (05/15/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/15/2016 Cowpoke Clyde may be an experienced cowhand, but after seeing an ad for a shiny red bicycle, Clyde decides to get one. Hoping it’ll be better than a bucking, biting, neighing horse, Clyde orders the bike from a catalog, and when it arrives, he thinks, “Piece of cake.” But whoa, Nelly! Riding isn’t so easy when you don’t know how to steer or brake, especially when several animals unexpectedly appear in your path, including a horny toad, a hare, a porcupine, and a herd of bighorn sheep. Despite these obstacles and a few spills along the way, Clyde proves he’s got grit: “He grabbed his hat and started back, / heading for his comfy shack. / But as he walked, he thunk a bit. / How could a cowpoke up and quit?” Mortensen’s melodic and twangy couplets beg to be read aloud, and Austin’s illustrations provide graphic-novel-like perspective, such as looking upward as Clyde pops a wheelie to avoid the porcupine. With more than 70 books under her belt, it’s clear this isn’t Mortensen’s first rodeo. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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