Sakes Alive! A Cattle Drive

Sakes Alive! A Cattle Drive
July 2005 (hardcover, first edition)
Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Ilustrations by Karla Firehammer
ISBN-10: 0316988413 • ISBN-13: 978-0316988414

Suggest ages for this book:
4 - 8 years old, but toddlers also benefit from the rhyme and repeating phrases.


What happens when cows Molly and Mable steal Farmer’s Truck and cruise town? Read the book and find out!

A look inside Sakes Alive! A Cattle Drive

One day the cows took farmerís keys,
right from his back pocket.
They tippy-toed to farmerís truck
and hurried to unlock it.


It occurred to me one day that cows might like a Cattle Drive where they actually got to steer. (Take or leave that pun.) So I wrote a story about two mischievous and slightly clueless cows (Molly and Mable) who decided to steel farmer’s truck and take a joyride to town. The adventures they experience? Holy cow!

Sometimes I write books with a deeper message. This isn’t one of them. This is pure silliness—and there are times we could all use a little ridiculousness, right?


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“Breezy acrylic illustrations of roundish-faced characters with black-dot eyes bounce along the roadway accompanied by zippy rhymes that zing with humor.”

Booklist, Julie Cummins, 2005

“Welcome silliness in any library.”

—Mary Elam, School Library Journal

“Readers are bound to hope that these two cousins to the bovine troublemakers introduced by Doreen Cronin in Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type (2000) haven't finished sowing their wild oats.”

Kirkus Reviews

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