Tall Tales of the Wild West is the first major collection of “cowboy poetry” for kids!
Cowboy poet Eric Ode has written a humorous collection of entertaining shorts about the legendary cowboys and cowgirls who had a home where the
buffalo roamed. Ode is an award-winning singer/songwriter who is one of the most prolific and popular Giggle Poets. His work appears in seven Meadowbrook Press poetry and song anthologies.
This collection of 20 sidesplitting poems and knee-slapping songs has been tested on more than 1,000 kids to prove they are side-splitting fun! It includes poems about a cowboy who only bathes once a year, a chili contest with a very explosive ending, the world’s tiniest cowboy (who rounds up rodents instead of cows), a shy cowboy who selects a horse from a line of charming dance partners, and a song about “Horseshoe Hannah,” a bandit who steals both wallets and hearts. This collection proves Ode to be a true “wrangler” of poetry and music!
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Eric Ode is an award-winning singer/songwriter, cowboy poet, and entertainer from Washington State. His poetry appears in six Meadowbrook Press poetry anthologies: Miles of Smiles, Rolling in the Aisles, If Kids Ruled the School, Dinner with Dracula, My Teacher's in Detention, Oh My Darling, Porcupine, and I’ve Been Burping in the Classroom. He is an accomplished children's singer whose music has been heard on children's radio across the United States. He has released five albums and a video of original music for children. His latest CD, I Love My Shoes, won a 2005 National Parenting Publications Honors Award! A former elementary teacher, he now spends his time touring schools, teacher conferences, libraries, cowboy poetry festivals, rodeos, and more. Ode loves Ben Crane’s illustrations and can’t wait to perform together with him.