Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows

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The townsfolk of Cavity drink sweet, fizzy sodas and have big brown stumps instead of nice, white smiles. Everyone, from little old ladies to tiny little babies, burps morning, noon and night. But when Rodeo Ron rides into town astride his milkshake cows, Cavity's in for a big surprise! The local soda makers, Frothy and Fruity, offer him their hometown special, a soda soooooo sweet, that it even makes Rodeo Ron burp! And before he can say 'diggidy-dang', they challenge Ron to a shake-off ...Frothy and Fruity mix up their sugars and syrups, they burp and bronk and fizzle with rage, but their sickly sweet fizzy sodas are no match for the delicious, fruity shakes from Ron's coloured cows ...

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Rowan Clifford has been a professional illustrator since 1982.
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PreSchool-Grade 2–Rodeo Ron and his four cows of various colors (red, yellow, blue, and green) ride into Cavity, a town of soda-slurping, mega-burping citizens who don't drink milk. Their brown teeth and gassy ways are the result of sipping the sugary concoctions made by Frothy and Fruity, the owners of the soda bar. Frothy challenges Ron to a shake-off with the town's children as taste-testers. While the brothers mix and shake their sodas, Ron leaps astride each of his cows in turn and, after riding the bucking, shaking bovines, proceeds to produce "the frothiest, fruitiest...milkshake anybody had ever tasted." Each cow produces a flavored beverage according to her color–banana, strawberry, blueberry, and the "creamiest, whitest milk you ever did see." The brothers lose each round until, in a frenzy of burping and bucking of their own, they explode, leaving nothing but their mustaches. The citizens reform in favor of milk, "the finest drink ever!" The playful color cartoon illustrations are surrounded by white space and depict roly-poly townsfolk and animals. The overlong text features plenty of repetition and flavor, but the didactic message slows the pace. While kids may get a kick out of all the belching, and the book might find use in units on nutrition or dental health, this story milks the slim plot for more than its worth.– Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI
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