Ten-Gallon Bart, the sheriff of Dog City, has plans to retire . . . until he hears that Billy the Kid is headed to town. Billy is the roughest, toughest, gruffest goat in the country. If he reaches Dog City, he’ll gobble up the whole town!
Ten-Gallon Bart must stop him. With the help of Miss Kitty and the other animals, he works up the courage to face the big bully. Dorothy Donohue’s illustrations rendered in textured paper bring this Wild West story about unlikely heroes to a satisfying conclusion.
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Author Susan Stevens Crummel had some firsthand experience before writing Ten-Gallon Bart. As a high school teacher in Texas, one of her extra-curricular duties was sponsoring the rodeo club. Little did she know she’d have to ride a steer in the sponsor’s rodeo. "As I clung to the beast’s gigantic horns, I decided that the following year, I’d go back to coaching the math team!" she said. Susan also likes to tell stories about her great-great uncle Harvey Doyle, an expert rider and trick roper in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in the early 1900s. Besides collaborating with Dorothy Donohue on three other picture books, she has collaborated with her sister, Janet Stevens, on The Great Fuzz Frenzy, And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon, Cook-a-Doodle-Doo!, and Jackalope.
Illustrator Dorothy Donohue says that her dog Bart inspired Ten-Gallon Bart and Ten-Gallon Bart and the Wild West Show. Besides the books she’s done with Susan Stevens Crummel, she has also illustrated If Frogs Made Weather by Marion Bane Bauer and Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe by Susan Patron. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband James, their two children, and their two dogs.
PreSchool-Grade 3-Bart, a dog, is looking forward to retiring as sheriff of Dog City. Then on his last day on the job, he learns that Billy the Kid (a goat) is headed toward town. Miss Kitty (a cat) implores him to stay on, promising that she and the other residents will do their part, too. Deputies Bill Hiccup and Wyatt Burp (pigs), Dixie and Pixie (chicks), and Buffalo Gal (a cow) all wait for Billy, but when he does appear, they scatter and only Bart is there to resist him. After the Kid butts Bart and chomps on his hat, the other animals come forward and help; and as the sheriff jumps on Billy's back, the old goat coughs up rope and soap, saddles and paddles, and socks and clocks until he feels a heap better, and the town settles down into being a peaceful place again. Crummel has captured the feel of the Old West, with language that is playful and sometimes rhymes. At times the text twists and turns across spreads, and the beautiful textured papers and collage characters are full of detail and humor. This is a terrific read-aloud, with lots of wordplay that may be beyond the youngest listeners, but will be enjoyed by older kids.-JoAnn Jonas, Chula Vista Public Library, San Diego, CA
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Descripción Marshal Cavendish, Tarrytown, NY, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Donohue, Dorothy Ilustrador. First Printing. DJ is protected by Brodart mylar. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 6746
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