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Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa (Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa)by Betsy Lewin and Erica Silverman
Synopses & Reviews
Hold on to your hats! Two new pals have arrived on the scene: Cowgirl Kate and her stubborn, but devoted cowhorse, Cocoa. Together they count the herd, ride the range, and, of course, argue till the cows come home — as only best friends can do.
With its spirited text and bright, humorous illustrations by Caldecott Honor recipient Betsy Lewin, this first book in the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series is bound to be a hit with young wranglers everywhere.\
"This book is sure to be a favorite with girls and parents everywhere." Children's Literature
"Strong black lines lend rustic solidity to the watercolor illustrations that are generously distributed throughout the text." School Library Journal
"The humorous text, warm friendship between horse and owner and captivating illustrations add up to a cowgirl and 'cowhorse' with enough star power to ride the range together in subsequent sequels." Kirkus Reviews
The first title in the fun and fiesty new easy reader series, now in paperback!
Cowgirl Kate and her cowhorse, Cocoa, are ready to ride in this first book in a dynamic new easy reader series!
Alice is the most rootinandrsquo;, tootinandrsquo; cowgirl in all of Dallas . . . Pennsylvania. Each day she puts on her favorite boots and hat and sets off on her stick pony for school with a andldquo;Yippee ki-yay!andrdquo; Alice is used to being the only cowgirl around, until Lexis from Texas arrives at school one day. Lexis seems to be a real cowgirl, with her fancy hat, jingling spurs, and lasso tricks. Alice decides thereandrsquo;s only one way to know who the best cowgirl is: a school-yard showdown at high noon! But will Alice learn thereandrsquo;s room for more than one cowgirl in town?
Bestselling author and illustrator Marilyn Sadler and Ard Hoyt team up to create a rollicking tale of friendship that will have readers dancing the Texas Two-Step and shouting andldquo;Yee-haw,andrdquo; no matter where theyandrsquo;re from.
Praise for Alice from Dallas
andquot;The comic watercolor-and-ink illustrations donandrsquo;t miss a beat in capturing the amusing rivalry that turns into friendship...The clever ending is a yee-haw moment that will rope in readers as quick as tumbling tumbleweeds.andquot;
andquot;Hoytandrsquo;s bright ink-and-watercolor illustrations gleefully capture the girlsandrsquo; enthusiasm for all things western, from their fringed cowgirl blouses to the bandannas tied jauntily around their necks. A lively story for cowgirls everywhere, with a breezy lesson about jealousy.andquot;
NAPPA Gold Award Winner
Baby animals are springing up on the ranch. Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa have a lot to do to help these new friends feel at home. But Cocoas not sure he wants new friends, especially if they mean more work. With Cowgirl Kates gentle nudging—and snacks!—Cocoas happy to help out, and work is as fun as play.
Erica Silvermans sweet easy-to-read chapters lassoed to Besty Lewins charming illustrations makes a sure-fire finale for this favorite early reader series.
About the Author
Erica Silverman has written many books for children, including When the Chickens Went on Strike and Don't Fidget a Feather. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Betsy Lewin is the well-known illustrator of Duck for President; Giggle, Giggle, Quack and the Caldecott Honor-winning Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, all written by Doreen Cronin. She lives in New York City.
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