|Title:||The Toughest Cowboy: or How the Wild West Was Tamed|
|Genre:||Children's Picture Book|
|Description:||How do you tame the roughest pack of cowpokes ever to ride the open range? Get them a poodle!!|
|Honors/Awards:||Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Award.
THE FOLLOWING BOOKS RECEIVED STARRED REVIEWS IN THE AUGUST 2004 ISSUE OF SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL.
"Tall tales this enjoyable are hard to find. . . . Children will revel in the descriptive language. . . and exaggerated metaphors and similes. Gross visual and verbal jokes about ('S'not the point'). The oil-rendered paintings are spot-on renditions of the Wild West and will transport the audience to the Big Sky Country of the 1860s. Close-ups of faces are larger than life. Readers will return to this one again and again to catch all of the humor and nuances of both the text and illustrations. A strong first purchase that is suited to independent reading and sharing aloud."
The Toughest Cowboy was featured on NBC's hit Television show, Medium, in an episode entitled "The Other Side Of the Tracks", aired 3/14/05