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Not even Slim Jim Watkins can have a ranch of his own without a brand. Will he ever get a brand of his own? Will he ever get a ranch of his own? Maybe he will, because, after all, he does have a “can do” attitude.
Using his “can do” attitiude, Slim Jim Watkins is able to do things that other cowboys cannot or will not. When all the other cowboys will say that a job was too tough, that no one could possibly do it, then Slim Jim Watkins would pull up his britches and say, “Shoot, I can do that!”
Slim Jim Watkins’ positive frame of mind allows him to earn a bang-tailed bronco, a dozen Longhorn cattle, and a little spread of land ’round San Antone’ way. He has everything he needs to have a ranch of his own... except a brand. Will he be able to create an original brand so that he is able to have his own ranch? Hmm...he does have a “can do” attitude...
About the Author
Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton is an Ohio native who lived in Houston for seven years. An elementary-school teacher for more than fifteen years, Ms. Knowlton has since moved back to an Ohio farm with her husband. She is also the author of Why Cowboys Sleep With Their Boots On and Nana’s Rice Pie, both published by Pelican.
About the Illustrator
James Rice is widely acclaimed as the South’s leading creator of juvenile books. With more than one million copies of his books in print, he ranks among the nation’s top authors and illustrators for juveniles.
WHY COWBOYS NEED A BRAND
By Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / Westerns
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 Color illustrations Photos Bibliography Index
1st pb ed.
ISBN: 9781565542280 hc