Sydnee Burr


Preschool, Primary

Document Type

Book Review


Upon reading an advertisement in his favorite magazine, Cowpoke Clyde learns he should buy a bike. He decides to try his hand at it. After all, he knows how to ride a horse, and how different can it really be? Clyde quickly finds himself out of control, but as he muddles his way through the confusing world of learning how to ride a bike, his trusty pet Dawg keeps him safe. One big crash later and Clyde decides the only thing to do is to get back on the bike, and ride again. Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range is a fun read-aloud book with rhyming and cowboy language that will keep readers laughing and coming back for more. Mortensen's first Cowpoke Clyde book won an Amazon's Best Book of the Year award, and this new rendition is sure to tickle the funny bone of all who read it or hear it aloud. Appropriate for preschool and primary aged children, listeners will surely soon catch onto the rhythm of the story and crave the next line.