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The Dirty Cowboy

The Dirty Cowboy

by Amy Timberlake Illustrated by Adam Rex
This ol' boy needs a bath! After he finds a tumbleweed in his chaps and the numerous bugs buzzing around him affect his hearing, the cowboy decides it's time to head to the river. Once there, he peels off all his clothes and tells his trusty old dog to guard them against strangers. He takes a refreshing bath and emerges clean as corn - but so fresh-smelling that his dog doesn't recognize him! Negotiations over the return of the clothes prove fruitless. A wrestling match ensues in a tale that grows taller by the sentence, climaxing in a fabric-speckled dust devil. Amy Timberlake has inserted a Western twang into this tale of filth and friendship, and Adam Rex has found many creative means of bodily concealment in his expressive, comical paintings.
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
3.5
Lexile Measure
840L
Guided Reading
NR
Publisher
Farrar Straus Giroux
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Western

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