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When Mimi and her nine cow sisters saw the ad in the newspaper, they knew Destiny was calling: Ten cows needed for TV, movies, and advertising! Mimi and her sisters had the talent—and they knew it. There was only one catch: They had to be in El Paso, Texas by six p.m.—on the dot—the following day. How do ten cows travel to tryouts from Lonesome Cow, Georgia, to El Paso? By truck, of course! How do ten cows get a truck? And what do ten cows do about a driver who would rather sleep than drive? "Stay tuned, darling," as Mimi might say, "'cause here's a tall tale that'll make even Paul Bunyan look mighty puny!"
Outrageous and larger than life, this is the children's book debut of both the author and the artist, who treat their readers to an unforgettable rip-roarin' yarn told in a deep Southern drawl and over-the-top images!
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Peggy Mercer, a native Georgian, received her degree in library science from Florida State University. She now provides the state of Georgia with a program in social services and lives in Douglas, deep in the heart of rural Georgia.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2–Ten cow sisters hijack a trailer truck and its driver, who resembles Elvis in his better days, and make their way from Lonesome Cow, GA, to stardom in El Paso, TX. They start off with Mimi doing most of the driving. However, since she is not really sure where she's going, the trucker, Big 'Un, ends up sitting on the hood and giving directions. The 1500-mile journey has to be made in a short amount of time in order to make their audition, so it is no wonder that they attract a squad of policemen, a parade, a band, and other assorted passersby on their way. By the time they pull into the cattle market where the tryouts are being held, there is no stopping this herd in fulfilling its destiny. The story is told primarily in a slangy Southern dialect. Many expressions and figures of speech, such as Can't never could! are likely to confuse readers. The almost full-page cartoons have busy borders that include maps and other designs. The comic-style illustrations do not lend energy to the cows or to the world around them. These bovines may hold some regional appeal, but most folks can skip this road trip.–Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ
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