Cowboy Slim by Julie Danneberg

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A cowboy poet who can't rope, whip, or ride? who ever heard of that? Slim knows he could be a real cowboy if the ranch hands would just give him a chance. Action-filled drawings capture the excitement of a cattle run to Dodge City.

About Julie Danneberg

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Julie Danneberg, a third-generation Colorado native, grew up listening to stories about her grandmother, a miner's daughter, and her great-grandmother, an Irish immigrant turned miner's wife. Love of these women and their stories started her lifelong admiration of all courageous women of the West. Danneberg lives in Denver with her husband and their two children. Margot Apple was born in Detroit, Michigan and earned a degree in art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She is a freelance illustrator, and collaborates with other authors, as well as illustrating her own picture books, and producing illustrations for Cricket and Ladybug magazines. She has illustrated more than fifty books for children and is best known for her collaboration with Nancy Shaw on the Sheep series. Apple is the author-illustrator of Blanket and Brave Martha and the illustrator of Appaloosa Zebra: A Horse Lover's Alphabet, Runaway Radish, and the "Sheep" books, including Sheep in a Jeep and Sheep Trick or Treat.
Published February 1, 2006 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Westerns, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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When Slim arrives at the WJ Ranch with dreams of being a “real cowboy,” his enthusiasm emerges as poetry whose words tumble “across the paper, like puppies playin’ in the yard.” Buster, Sally and Red warn Slim that “real cowboys” ride, whip and rope and don’t need “sissy stuff” like poetry.

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His cowboy colleagues are full of praise when they catch up with the hero and subdued cattle-and one even asks for Slim's help finding ""a word that rhymes with dogies."" With its fittingly old-fashioned feel, Apple's (Brave Martha) earth-tone watercolor-and-pencil art captures the tale's energy ...

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