Ruckus on the Ranch
The Texas Tenors, Brian Fitzgerald
(Blue Apple Books, July 21, 2015)
Winner of the 2015 Gelett Burgess Award!World-famous, The Texas Tenors offer a tuneful, western-style romp on a ranch full of frisky critters. This charming story, illustrated vibrantly and playfully by Brian Fitzgerald, is the debut picture book by the wildly popular trio, who were the highest-ranking vocal group in the history of America's Got Talent in 2009.When the stallion, Wyatt, runs after the mare, Ruby, he starts a chain reaction as a cowboy, cowgal, and assorted ranch animals join the chase-around. What's all the hubbub about? Wyatt just wants to play a game with Ruby! He doesn't mean to cause such a ruckus!The Texas Tenors have performed in more than five hundred concerts worldwide over the last four yearsand have recorded a song version of the story, and will be promoting it in their concerts, on their website, and in book signings.Whoa, Ruby! Whoa, Wyatt! Y'all get back in place!You're causin' a ruckus on the ranch!You're causin' a ruckus on the ranch!With the cowboy a-shoutin'And the cowgirl a-yellin'You're causin' a ruckus on the ranch!The longhorn's snortin',The dog went a-barkin',The hogs are gruntin',The chickens are a-cluckin',Getting in their wayHey! Hey!