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Slim Jim Watkins, like most cowboys, is a hardworkin’, lasso-wieldin’ cowhand. All Slim Jim Watkins wants to do at the end of a long day roping cattle is to ease out of his saddle, throw off his clothes, and take a deep snooze.
But little by little, Slim Jim Watkins finds that his old way of getting ready for bed just won’t do. Before it’s all over with, he decides it&rquo;s better just to fall down on his bedroll, boots and all.
This beautifully illustrated, amusing story with its anticipatory suspense will delight kids and grown-ups alike, and everyone will be charmed by the nightly entourage of desert animals who play a key role. That is, until Slim Jim Watkins learns a thing or two and starts to sleep with his boots on.
About the Author
Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton is an Ohio native who lived in Houston for seven years. An elementary-school teacher for fifteen years, Laurie and her husband have since moved back to an Ohio farm. Why Cowboys Sleep With Their Boots On currently has more than 30,000 copies in print. Mrs. Knowlton is also the author of Why Cowboys Need a Brand and Nana’s Rice Pie, both published by Pelican.
About the Illustrator
James Rice is widely acclaimed as the South’s leading author and illustrator of juvenile books. With nearly one million copies of his books in print, he ranks among the nation’s top authors and illustrators.
WHY COWBOYS SLEEP WITH THEIR BOOTS ON
By Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / Westerns
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11