Muller, Hildegard The Cowboy Holiday House, 2015. $14.95 PICTURE BOOK
Anna takes her dog named Toto to the beach. Although Toto learns
to swim quickly, the waves carry him off. Will a little Cowboy at the beach be
able to lasso him in?
This is a very simple succinct story, which offers little sense
of characters. The text is just right for a student learning to read for the
first time. I didn’t much care for the girl going alone to the beach, then
having her dog swim alone in the ocean. I realize dangerous and implausible
things happen in all kids stories, but this one was didn’t have enough of
anything else to carry me past that. The illustration are simple and sweet.
EL(K-3) –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author.