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Children's LiteratureDust off your cowboy hat, brush up on your best twang, and get set to enjoy a wickedly funny tale of the Old West. After ten years on the job (that's seventy in dog years) brave, bold Sheriff Ten-Gallon Bart is ready to turn in his star and retire. On his last day on the job, word comes from Miss Kitty, the saloon owner, that Billy the Kid, the roughest, toughest goat, is headed for Dog City. With the help of his deputies, Wild Bill Hiccup and Wyatt Burp, the chicks Dixie and Pixie, and Miss Kitty, Ten-Gallon is ready for a showdown on Main Street. What ensues is a wild melee with fur and feathers flying, meowing, clucking, and bronco busting that ultimately subdues and tames the ornery goat. At day's end, Ten-Gallon Bart turns over his badge to the new sheriff—Miss Kitty. She has proven to be the "cat's meow" and no "scaredy cat." As for Billy the Kid, he's washing the dishes at Miss Kitty's. What fun this is to read aloud. Clever word play and delightful humor capture the spirit of the Wild West. Donahue uses a variety of papers to create her collages that have dimension and texture and add a heap of whimsy. The characters names, which recall T.V. westerns of the 50s and 60s, may mean nothing to children but may illicit chuckles from their parents and definitely will get a laugh from the grandparents who read this to them. Libraries will want multiple copies. 2006, Marshall Cavendish, Ages 4 to 8.