Cowboy Camp

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A little boy who doesn't fit in at camp finds out just how valuable his non-cowboy skills can be. Every child will relate to the message, the humor, and the deliciously playful illustrations.

Giddyup, kids, and gallop right over to read this rootin' tootin' tale of an unlikely would-be hero. Avery's at camp, trying hard to saddle up and master his lasso, but he's just not like the other cowboys. He's allergic to the horses and can't stand the grub. But when a bully threatens ...

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Overview

A little boy who doesn't fit in at camp finds out just how valuable his non-cowboy skills can be. Every child will relate to the message, the humor, and the deliciously playful illustrations.

Giddyup, kids, and gallop right over to read this rootin' tootin' tale of an unlikely would-be hero. Avery's at camp, trying hard to saddle up and master his lasso, but he's just not like the other cowboys. He's allergic to the horses and can't stand the grub. But when a bully threatens all the campers, Avery proves his mettle in his own unique way. Young readers will have lots of fun with the story's lively language and wildly humorous pictures.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Young Avery arrives at Cowboy Camp feeling self-conscious and inept. He is allergic to horses and beans, he can't twirl a lasso, and his name is all wrong. In the end, though, it's Avery who outsmarts Mean Black Bart during a midnight confrontation and becomes a hero. The text is concise, and the print is large and bold. The illustrations are funny and colorful, particularly the scene in which Avery spits out a mouthful of beans. The adult characters have exaggerated features, particularly the villain, who has a scary chin and a nose to rival that of any witch. This book will be appreciated by any child who has shared Avery's concerns about not fitting in with a group.-Polly L. Kotarba, Gordon Elementary School Library, Bellaire, TX Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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“A simple, clever tale that promises to be a crowd-pleaser.” —Booklist“This book will be appreciated by any child who has shared Avery's concerns about not fitting in with a group.” —School Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402722240
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 185,326
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.36 (w) x 10.34 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author


Tammi Sauer is the author of the bestselling Chicken Dance, Bawk & Roll, and The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oklahoma (all Sterling). She's an active blogger (tammisauer.com) and is highly involved in the children's writer community. Tammi has worked as a teacher and library media specialist and now lives in Edmond, OK, with her husband and their two children.
 
Mike Reed teaches illustration at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN, and his many children's books include Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms (Puffin Books), A Tale of Two Dogs (Marshall Cavendish), and A Chill in the Air (Simon and Schuster). He is also a regular contributor to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Mike lives in Minneapolis, MN.

 

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    Extremely disappointed!

    The premise of this story is that a child who lies and decieves when in a pressured situation will be rewarded. Of the numerous accidental ways the main character, Avery, can prove his smarts as a cowboy, the author chooses to show him outsmart a bad guy with a fabrication. My 5 year old picked this up right away. The main character lied to save his skin. He thought it might be okay becaue it was fibbing to a bad guy. That's what he derived from the story. It took a few minutes of explaining. Are five year olds ready for a discussion about this? In their world they need black and white. Avery needs to be taught how NOT to lie when it is inconvenient to tell the truth. Avery already has poor self confidence. His success is built on deception and manipulation. Gee, now he will be a leader. How can this possibly be a book for kids? And to top it all at the end the book the real cowboy character praises Avery for finally acting like an honest-to-goodness cowboy. That is how the author characterizes westerners or ranchers? It's deplorable. I am a New Yorker born and bred. I am not to so jaded to believe that this is the way Texas thinks. And I have not become sophisticated enough to teach my children how to lie successfully. Yuk. I want a refund. Am a dad, and I am disgusted.

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2011

    Fun read

    I was really surprised to read the previous reviewer who hated this story because they felt it was teaching five year olds to lie in order to get out of a tight spot. Wow. In my opinion, this is a funny story that is very well narrated and which my 5 year-old was able to follow just fine. When Avery tricks Black Bart, my son loves it, and at the end of the story my son's face was beaming. This is definitely one of the better Read To Me books we've gotten.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

    4 year old's Favorite!

    The "read to me" narrator has good voices & the story is really funny. This gets read every night.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2011

    Highly reccommend this...

    My grandson is 5, and everytime he comes over he asks to read "his" book on my Nook. He just loves this story, seems like he can't get enough!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    Great Kid Book

    This book is perfect for kids! It is well-acted and totally reccomended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2006

    Great Book for the Little Ones

    I have 2 boys the ages of 2 years old and 5 years old and they just love this story. It captures their attention and keeps it all the way til the end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    Love the storyline...

    i love the storyline for this book. however, word of note that the read-to-me feature is VERY quiet. maybe it would work good w/ headphones?! it is the only reeason that i rate this story at a 4.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Great story

    This is a cute story.Both of my children enjoyed this.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    A favorite!

    This book is habitually requested by my 6yo and 3yo girls. It carries a terrific message of finding our individual strengths and I love that! As an reading specialist, I appreciate the repetition and rhythmic word play. Purchasing it for my nook is a no brainer. It will save me and the buck-a-roos on our upcoming road trip!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2011

    Good message for older children

    I can see how this story would have a good message for older children but it spooked my 3 year old. Also, the story was a bit slow for me.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2011

    the worst

    this book is the worst book for kids they didin't like it at all. so boring.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2011

    Rustlin' Rattlesnakes! Who ever heard of a cowboy named Avery?

    Exactly! Poor Avery turns out to be a terrible cowboy, but he saves the camp from Black Bart anyway using his terrible cowboy skills. The illustrations are fabulous and the voices of the narrator make the story fun & entertaining. Avery realizes that he's a real honest-go-goodness cowboy afterall, just in his own way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2011

    Okay.....

    Well, this book is great for kids......BUT.....I would recommend this for boys.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2011

    Great Kids Book

    My son loves this, and the read-to-me option is great! I think the storyline is easy to follow and interesting. The narrator reads a little slow, but that isn't that much of an issue. Great purchase!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    My 3 year old grandson loved it. He loves making the pictures bigger and smaller. He has listened to it over and over and almost knows it by heart.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

    Very cute story!

    My 3 year old son loves this book! It's a cute story that is well narrated.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2011

    Cute book. nice message

    Both my kids like this book. i have a 6yo and 18mos. i like the message that you dont have to be just like everyone else to be good at something. And what 6yo boy doesnt love cowboys???

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    Great on the Nook and approved by a 4 year old

    This was the first NookKidsBook we purchased and our four year old enjoys it. I only gave it three stars because it is not the first book he chooses from a short list of books on the Nook.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2010

    funnny!:)

    i heart this book ::)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Ptp--p-

    T.t.tnt,t,tjt

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