Monday, April 13, 2015

The Cowboy by Hildegard Muller –OPTIONAL

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.

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