Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori MortensenCowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen

Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg

byLori MortensenIllustratorMichael Allen Austin

Hardcover | May 14, 2013

Pricing and Purchase Info

$21.35 online 
$23.99 list price save 11%
Earn 107 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Cowpoke Clyde's house was completely clean-he'd even shooed off the horseflies: "Then right behind his cookin' pot, / he spied one thing he'd plumb forgot: / ol' Dawg, his faithful, snorin' friend, / all caked with mud from end to end." Needless to say, Dawg wakes up and runs. The chase that follows-with page-turn surprises-makes for a hilarious shaggy-dog story involving fleas, a hog, bribery, cats, deception, and a mule. The rhyming stanzas are pitch-perfect, Texas-style, and plumb near cry out to be read aloud. Austin's expressive acrylic and colored-pencil caricatures of Cowpoke Clyde and his menagerie are priceless. A storytime shoo-in!
Lori Mortensen is an award-winning author. She lives with her family in California. Visit her website at Michael Allen Austin is an award-winning illustrator who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and their sheepdog, who-unlike Dawg-likes to roll in laundry. Visit his website at
Title:Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty DawgFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.4 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547239939

ISBN - 13:9780547239934


Editorial Reviews

A first purchase for most libraries." - School Library Journal "This is a story that begs to be read aloud with a twangy drawl, perhaps as part of a Western or farm-themed storytime. Plumb funny, fer sure." - Kirkus, starred review "[Mortensen] offers here another humorous, rhyming picture book, this one filled with clever language and anticipatory page turns that will delight young listeners." - Booklist Online "