Monday, October 6, 2014

Cowboy Small

Cowboy Smallby Lois Lenski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Category: Boardbook

Age: 0-3+ years

Synopsis: A sweet little book detailing a day in the life on a ranch for Cowboy Small and his horse, Cactus. This book is by the author of "Policeman Small."

Bilingual benefit: With old-timey charm and illustrations, this book is a great source of Americana for a child living abroad. The text also features onomatopoeia (the horse goes “cloppety clop”), expressions that are uniquely American (“giddyup!” and “yip-pee!”), and unusual words that will build a child’s English vocabulary (“bunkhouse” and “range”). In addition, there is a reference to the classic American song, “Home Home on the Range,” the unofficial anthem of the cowboys of the American West.

Availability in Israel: I have not found this book in Israel and it does not seem to be readily available in bookstores in the United States either. However, it can be ordered online via Amazon.

Previewing the book: This book is available for preview on Amazon USA. (last checked 6/10/2014)

Lil guy: An all-time favorite.

Mama: Highly recommended. I would buy this again and for a friend.

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