Horny Toads Were Awesome But…

(New Book!)

"Every civilization has a rite of passage where boys become men.

American Indian braves had to kill a buffalo. Africans had to kill a lion. And on Nebraska Street, you had to pick up a horny toad with your bare hand.

Even if you'd been told a thousand times that horny toads didn’t bite or sting, when you stood over one for the first time, the last thing in the world you wanted to do was grab it.

Sure they were small, but they were still stinkin' dinosaurs, complete with horns and scales and weird eyeballs and tongue cannons!

Who could say for sure that they didn’t have some kind of prehistoric poison that would kill you dead?

But eventually you just had to just suck it up -- if you wanted to be a man -- so you'd reach down over a horny toad as he was eyeing up a dinner of red ants.

Then you’d spread your fingers wide and ever-so-carefully clamp down on the outside of his body -- ready to drop him and run like crazy if he looked like he was going to sting or bite or shoot fire out of his butt…"

#Oklahomahumor #simplertimes #growingup #hornedtoads #Godzilla #petdinosaur #hornytoads

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Amazon Reviews

Sudie
Sudie
5/5

Just finished reading your book. I was laughing out loud so much my husband asked what was I reading! And I kept thinking, “Bless his mom's heart”! My dad also read it and said he found it delightful. Looking forward to the second book. Thanks for the entertainment!

2 months ago
Tktjtj
Tktjtj
5/5

Fantastic!

Fun and great read!!! If you grew up in the 60 and 70 you will be able to relate to many fun stories the author tells!
Bill Moore is a very talented and entertaining author with a great sense of humor! I highly recommend this book!!!

5 months ago
Susan B.
Susan B.
5/5

Couldn’t put it down. A total joy to read.

The author was a classmate of mine in high school, and is still a great Facebook friend. I knew this book would be awesome b/c of the way Bill writes his posts on Facebook telling his friends of his life in New Zealand. This book touched my heart in soo many ways. Bills writing is so descriptive, that in your mind you see what he’s writing about or transports you to the place. I couldn’t put it down. Bill, thank you for letting me go back to my days of innocence as a child in Norman, Oklahoma.

5 months ago
Debra
Debra
5/5

Having known the author all our lives I expected nothing less than stellar from him and he does not disappoint. It brought smiles and loud guffaws as I tripped down memory lane with him. It was so much more personal to me as I knew the characters in the book but all will enjoy reminiscing about that magical time in Norman . Give it a read you wont be disappointed!

3 years ago
ProudDad
ProudDad
5/5

I think anyone who grew up around the 1960s will enjoy this trip down memory lane!

3 years ago

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Norman-born Bill Moore spent four decades as a newspaper reporter and P.R. guy, writing at least 900 gazillion words in Texas, Washington, D.C., Singapore and New Zealand.
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