Thursday, March 14, 2013

Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse

Nellie Sue gives a whole new understanding to the term cowgirl, a cowgirl with imagination that is!  As Nellie Sue's birthday quickly approaches, she requests for the one gift every cowgirl needs most  . . .  a horse.

From the fanciful illustrator Lynne Avril, who illustrated the recent child Amelia Bedelia books, and author Rebecca Janni (c. 2010) comes a round-em-up story sure to entertain -- Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse!

Around here, these are the new favorites.  Does it help that I'm giving my best Texas drawl while reading? All I know is that the girls now want cowgirl outfits, and they're playing "cowgirls" at recess, "galloping about on their horses."

Once you get tired of the first book be sure to check out the follow ups:

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man


Boys and girls!  Today we're introducing a new super hero.
Hold onto your hats.  He's not for the faint at heart.  He's Awesome Man.
Friend to those with big imaginations.  Arch enemies to those who hurt others.  He's Awesome Man.

Readers, have your mom or dad run to the library to pick up The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man (c. 2011) written by Michael Chabon and illustrated by Jake Parker.  You absolutely don't want to miss out on discovering just how Awesome Man shoots his positronic rays and rids the world of evil villans.

Parents: This is a recommendation that dads will thoroughly enjoy reading to their youngsters. And moms, you'll love the mini moral that's so artfully hidden in the super hero lingo.