Desert Rose and Her Highfalutin Hog
Alison Jackson & Keith Graves
Walker, 2009 (2009)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
Hot butter beans!
' I cried the day I found a gold nugget in the pen where I raised my hogs. My name is Desert Rose and I raise hogs in Texas. With my newly discovered treasure I decided to buy me the biggest pig I could find so I could win the blue ribbon at the Laredo State Fair.
ell, I found me a real, gosh-darn, gigantic hog, but he had a mind of his own. On the way to the fair we came to a little creek and '
Tickle my tail feathers!
' but that highfalutin hog refused to cross that tiny, weeny trickle of water.
hy, shoot, I needed some help to get him across so I asked a bunch of critters, including a coyote, rattlesnake, bronco, and longhorn steer, to help me and '
Pickle my pistols!
', they all said no! Then I found me a sly armadillo with lots of attitude and he agreed.
'm not going to tell you how he got all those lazy varmints movin' but '
Chop my chaps!
' if he didn't and we got to the fair just in time for the hog judging. And, yup, that big pig of mine done come and won me a nice blue ribbon!
his here is a pretty funny story with lots of really fine, colorful pictures of all the creatures I talked about so I think you'll get a real hoot outa it! And, '
Bust my boots!
', if you don't like it I'll be as surprised as a buzzard that mistakes a cactus plant for an old fence post (if you get my point!)
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