Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range (Hardcover)

By Lori Mortensen, Michael Allen Austin (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780544370302, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Cowpoke Clyde is plumb confused. An ad in his favorite catalog says he oughta buy a bike. But why should he do that? After all, he’s got a horse. Still, a bike wouldn’t buck or bite, and he wouldn’t have to feed it. He orders one, and when it comes, he mounts up and sets right off, wibble-wobblin’ down the road. Good thing he’s got his trusty friend Dawg to look out for him. Turns out learning to ride a bike is just a tad bit harder than he thought!
     With its rip-roaring rhyming text and turn-the-page revelations, this book is pure read-aloud fun.

Praise for Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg:
* “Plumb funny, fer sure.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

About the Author

Lori Mortensen is a multi-published children's author who writes fiction and nonfiction on all sorts of subjects. When she's not plunking away at the keyboard, she enjoys making cheesy bread rolls, gardening, and hanging out with her family at their home in northern California.
Twitter: @lorimortensen

Michael Allen Austin is the award-winning illustrator of several children's books, including Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the School Bus. Publishers Weekly has exclaimed that his illustrations are "wild and wily," and Booklist has called his art "unusual and exuberant." He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Kim, and their sheepdog, Riley. Visit him online at and on Instagram @michaelallenaustin.

Praise For Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range

"Mortensen’s melodic and twangy couplets beg to be read aloud..."

"Another doggone funny cowboy caper chock full o' chuckles."
Kirkus, STARRED review