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Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads
By (author): Bob Shea Illustrated by: Lane Smith
9781596439757 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Oct 07, 2014 Print Run: 75000
$19.99 CAD
Active 11.26 x 8.91 x 0.42 in 32 pages Full color throughout Roaring Brook Press
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 2015, Long-listed Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 2014, Long-listed

Drywater Gulch has a toad problem. Not the hop-down-your-britches, croaking-all-night toad kind of problem. The thievin', hootin' and hollerin', steal-your-gold never-say-thank-you outlaw toad kind of problem.

Then hope rides into town. Sheriff Ryan might only be seven years old, and he might not know much about shooting and roping. But he knows a lot about dinosaurs. Yes, dinosaurs. And it turns out that knowing a thing or two about paleontology can come in handy when it comes to hoodwinking and rounding up a few no-good bandits. From Bob Shea and Lane Smith comes this hilarious picture book,Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads.

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Bob Shea has written and illustrated more than a dozen picture books, includingDinosaur vs. Bedtime, and is the author ofBig Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith. His writing career began at Comedy Central, and his characters and animations have appeared on Nick Jr., Playhouse Disney, and PBS Kids.

Lane Smith is a four-time recipient of theNew York Times Best Illustrated Book award and a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient, most recently forGrandpa Green. He is the author and illustrator ofAbe Lincoln's Dream andIt's a Book, which ahs been translated into over twenty languages, among many other books.

“*Shea's broad parody of matinee Westerns is a readaloud delight . . . This is, without question, the best dinosaur book with no dino-saurs in it.” —BCCB, STARRED REVIEW

“Smith's over-the-top goofy townspeople are a perfect partner for Shea's stylistic shenanigans.” —The Horn Book

“*A crowd-pleasin' knee-slapper that'll have 'em rolling in the aisles, yessirree.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“*Shea's humor is spot-on in Sherriff Ryan's unwavering logic . . . and Smith's illustrations match the deadpan silliness to a tee . . . Another stellar job by Shea and Smith.” —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“Shea and Smith, the duo behind Big Plans, deliver a western yarn that's long on cowboy slang and longer on screwball comedy.” —Publishers Weekly

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