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Do you know what a tall tale is? Well if you don't, you better catch these clever stories. Some of these tales are even taller than Joe Hayes! Did you ever hear of a dog that knows how to play checkers? (He’s really not that smart: he loses more times than he wins.)

©1986 Joe Hayes (P)1986 Joe Hayes

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A masterpiece!

What did you love best about The Checker Playing Hound Dog?

Funny, very very funny.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There is no central character except Joe Hayes himself

Which scene was your favorite?

My children and their children adore this book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

So many quotable phrases.

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Joe Hayes is a true genius.

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Silly tall tales

Tall, very tall, tales that kids and old men will enjoy. Fishing, hunting and dog nonsense stories to laugh and/or roll your eyes at.

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The best Joe Hayes album available

I grew up listening to Joe Hayes' stories, and this album contains my very favorites. "My Pet Rattlesnake", "A Tall Christmas Tale", "Fur Bearing Fish", the list goes on. These make great bedtime stories for kids from about 5 to about 12. Joe's voice is almost as good as his stories.