Friday, July 24, 2015

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo -- ADVISABLE

DiCamillo, Kate Leroy Ninker Saddles Up, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. Candlewick Press, 2014. $12.99. Content: G.

Leroy Ninker longs to quit his job at the drive-in theater and become a cowboy, but he doesn't own so much as a horse. And then Maybelline, a very particular -- and peculiar -- horse gallops into his life.

With their well-developed personalities, Leroy and Maybelline make a great pair. There is some adventure, but this heart-warming story is definitely more character-driven. While it stands alone nicely, it does have some references to characters from the Mercy Watson series.

EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn

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