Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What if You Met a Cowboy? by Jan Adkins - OPTIONAL

Adkins, Jan  What if You Met a Cowboy?, 45 pgs.  Roaring Book Press, 2013.  $17.99  Content: G.  

This is an informational book about cowboys.  There are illustrations of saddles, cowboys and guns that are labeled as to what the proper name is and what they are for.  The different types of cowboys are explained and some of the history behind where cowboys come from.  There’s a diagram of the different positions while moving cattle as well as how hard and uncomfortable their lifestyle can be.  

There is a lot of information in this book that is interesting, but the illustrations are not super engaging.  If kids would pick this book up I think they would find the stories and facts interesting, but I’m not sure they would pick it up because of the bland colors.  

EL, MS-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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