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Desert Rose and her highfalutin hog

by Jackson, Alison, 1953-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB JACKSON Alison
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB JACKSON Alison
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC JACKSON
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  J PIC JACKSON
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j JAC
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Easys
Call Number  E j JAC

When gritty pig farmer Desert Rose finds a gold nugget just a-lyin' there in the mud, she decides to buy herself the biggest, fattest hog she can find. But getting that highfalutin hog home in time for the Laredo state fair proves to be more than Rose bargained for. When a cold-hearted coyote, a persnickety snake, a lethargic Texas longhorn, and a whole host of other southern varmints prove to be unhelpful, Rose must pair up with a shrewd armadillo to get every animal over the river and off to Laredo in time.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Hot butter beans! cries pig farmer Desert Rose upon spying a gold nugget she can use to buy the biggest, fattest hog in all of Texas. But her shortcut home proves problematic when her new pig refuses to cross a creek. Seeking assistance from a cast of Western-themed characters, she asks Coyote to nip Hog so he'll move, but Coyote is too tired to nip. Then Snake is too hot to stir Coyote; Cowboy is too afraid of Snake to help; and even Bronco the horse makes excuses. Finally, greedy Armadillo agrees to pitch in, sparking a chain of events that sends the whole crew scrambling to a happy ending. With folksy flair and a spunky protagonist, Jackson offers a comical cumulative-style tale. Though somewhat lengthy, the lively prose, sprinkled with Rose's alliterative exclamations ( Chop my chaps! ), keeps fine pace, spurred on by brightly cartoonish characters, who reside in an exaggerated landscape. Though sometimes dense, the text is strategically bolded, and combined with the witty art will make entertaining reading or a festive read-aloud.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Tall tales.
Animals -- Fiction.
Texas -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Walker & Co.,2009
Contributors Graves, Keith.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780802798336 (hardcover)
0802798330 (hardcover)
9780802798343 (reinforced)
0802798349 (reinforced)
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