Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp (Hardcover)

By Denise Fleming, Denise Fleming (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805078923, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 2008



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 has written and illustrated many children's books, including In the Tall, Tall Grass, Shout! Shout It Out!, and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teacher's magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.

Praise For Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp

"This sweet, simple story is steeped in the stuff of the Wild West." - Booklist "Every page will make readers smile." - School Library Journal "Round up the kids (and maybe even the dogs) and share this one around the campfire." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Perfect for creating interest in summer camp." - Georgia Family Magazine