“A delightful modern day ‘pourquoi’ story explaining how the ten gallon hat came to be. Could this be a hint of future books? If they are as fine as this one, I look forward to reading them!”
—Dick Strader, retired librarian, Willard Public Library
This tale takes readers on a romp into the Wild West and reveals how America’s favorite cowboy invented the ten-gallon hat. In an attempt to cover his noggin, Pecos Bill wears a baseball cap, a firefighter’s helmet, and even a tree branch, until he finally comes up with the right solution. Kids will laugh at his hilarious antics and enjoy searching for the armadillo and the salamander, hidden on each page. Vibrant illustrations capture the comedic tone of the story and a glossary offers a list of cowboy terms.
About the Author
Award-winning author and storyteller Kevin Strauss performs at schools, libraries, and community events across the Midwest. After serving as the executive director at the Prairie Ecology Bus Center in Lakefield, Minnesota, he decided to pursue a full-time career in storytelling. Strauss’s accolades include a Storytelling World Award and a National Parenting Publications Award. He earned a BA from Beloit College and a MSEd from Northern Illinois University. Strauss lives in Rochester, Minnesota.
About the Illustrator
David Harrington recalls studying picture books and drawing at a young age. Since receiving a BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design, he has illustrated numerous children’s books. Harrington lives in Laguna Hills, CA.
PECOS BILL INVENTS THE TEN-GALLON HAT
By Kevin Strauss
Illustrated by David Harrington
JUVENILE FICTION / Westerns
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
31 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 illus. Glossary