Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp

By Denise Fleming
(Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805078923, 40pp.)

Publication Date: April 29, 2008

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Description
Brown Shoes is going on vacation. Betty is staying with Mrs. Pink Slippers, but Mrs. Pink Slippers does not like dogs. So Buster will be going to . . . Cowboy Camp

Buster is nervous at first, but when he sees all the fun things to do at camp, he begins to change his mind. By the end of camp, Buster is ready to let out a great big YEE-HAW, PARDNERS

Denise Fleming's signature style of pulp painting brings her characters to life with vibrant colors and creative compositions, including a fun map of Cowboy Camp. Old friends of Buster's will be happy to welcome him back, and new ones will be delighted to make his acquaintance.




About the Author
Denise Fleming was awarded a Caldecott Honor for "In the Small, Small Pound," She also wrote and illustrated "In the Tall, Tall Grass," "Lunch," "Count!," and "Barnyard Banter," "Where Once There Was a Wood" was inspired by the woods, meadows, and creek near her home in Toledo, Ohio.
"I spent a great deal of time in the area watching wild creatures go about their lives," she says. "And it was there that I collected plant material for the borders of this book. Unfortunately, the area is now a housing development."
Fleming wants to enusre that the former woodland is not forgotten. "I hope this book will inspire others to preserve--and create--their own wildlife habitats."
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