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Cowgirl Gabby does not sit around looking as pretty as a wild flower. Slim Jim Watkins’ new pardner proves sweet-talking works when the cowboys can’t figure things out for themselves.
Gabby tries to teach the boys her secret. A drugstore cowboy gets picked on simply for being new. Gabby takes command and her sweet-talking transforms the greenhorn into a proud cowboy. Slim Jim Watkins scratches his head in wonder with the others. Cowgirl Gabby smiles and says, “Aw shucks, Slim, you know the words are just honey on a biscuit. It’s the doing that says it all.”
About the Author
Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton is an Ohio native who, after living in Houston for seven years, returned to Ohio to live on a farm with her husband. An elementary-school teacher since the 1990s, she travels extensively, appearing at schools and conventions across the country. Why Cowboys Sleep with Their Boots On has more than 30,000 copies in print. She also wrote Why Cowboys Need a Pardner, Pirates Don’t Say Please!, Red, White, and Blue, and Nana’s Rice Pie, all available from Pelican.
About the Illustrator
James Rice is listed among the nation’s top authors and illustrators thanks to such titles as Gaston the Green-Nosed Alligator, Cajun Night Before Christmas, Cowboy Night Before Christmas, and Cowboy Alphabet. His fifty-plus titles have more than a million and a half copies in print. When it comes to numbers and accolades, Rice proudly lists his seven grandchildren at the top of his list.
WHY COWGIRLS ARE SUCH SWEET TALKERS
By Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / Westerns
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illustrations