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Cowboy Dreams: Sleep Tight, Little Buckaroo

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Yippe ti-yi-yo little dogies that's the song the cowpokes croon Kathi Appelt gently calls forth the sounds and images of the prairie in this lyrical evocation of nighttime on the range. From the whippoorwill call to the coyote's yip yip yaroo, every young cowpoke from San Antone to Manhattan will want to call this prairie home. Barry Root illustrates with a warmth that begins with the sun's last slide down the mountainside and radiates through every page.

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Overview

Yippe ti-yi-yo little dogies that's the song the cowpokes croon Kathi Appelt gently calls forth the sounds and images of the prairie in this lyrical evocation of nighttime on the range. From the whippoorwill call to the coyote's yip yip yaroo, every young cowpoke from San Antone to Manhattan will want to call this prairie home. Barry Root illustrates with a warmth that begins with the sun's last slide down the mountainside and radiates through every page.

A little cowpoke is lulled to sleep by dreams of the sights and sounds of the Western landscape at night.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
To the soothing accompaniment of Root's (Someplace Else) moonlit prairie scenery, Appelt composes a lullaby for young buckaroos. As a soft sundown casts grassy hills in glowing orange, a blond boy in western attire ambles home to his mother's calls. He hangs up his white cowboy hat and slips under his covers. With a "Shhhhhh...," the scene shifts to a chuckwagon, a herd of sleepy steers and a crowd of cowhands lazing around a campfire. Despite the range-riding theme, there is no hooting or hollering. The boy rides up on a graceful palomino pony and dismounts quietly. A radiant pale-yellow moon gazes gently upon the tired group: "Close your eyes now, li'l pardner,/ lasso up those cowboy dreams./ La Luna's warmed your blanket/ in her satin silver beams." Appelt (Bat Jamboree) captures the romance of the bronco life in drawled, alliterative rhymes, and she spices her verse with a Tex-Mex flavor ("La Luna casts her lantern light/ across the chaparral"). Root's peaceful spreads, rendered in beefy brushstrokes of earth-tone gouache, evoke the same sundown hush as the text. Coyotes watch the campsite from a nearby rock, and a rusty-brown whippoorwill darts across a blue-green, starry firmament. Readers of Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben's And If the Moon Could Talk will find the same tranquillity, albeit transplanted to a serene outdoor setting with sleeping bags and a crackling fire. Ages 4-7. (Feb.)
Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
The young cowboy heads down the hill, after being called inside for the night. He climbs into bed and pretends to ride his palomino in the moonlight to the cowboys' campfire. At the campfire we hear the cowboys croon, and see the stars overhead. The nighthawk glides on the evening breeze and wishes all a good night's sleep. The cicadas chirp that it is time to go to sleep. This is the ultimate bedtime book for the kid who really wants to be a cowboy. Painterly illustrations really carry this book. A soft night lighting and imaginative night skies fill these full page spreads.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1--Rhythmic rhymes and imaginative artwork combine in a cozy bedtime tale for young cowpokes. Addressed to a boy heading toward bed in his cowboy gear, the verses describe the nighttime beauty of the range: "Can you hear the river murmur/cross the valley deep and green?/Can you hear the night wind whistle/through the river's bedside trees?" As the evening scenes unfold, "La Luna" watches from above: "She'll keep her lantern glowing/as she slips across the sky." The moon and stars illuminate each double-page spread, softly lighting the world below and creating night scenes that are warm and inviting. In his imagination, the boy brushes down his horse, joins the cowhands around the fire, and falls asleep under the stars, head on his saddle. In the final scene, he is still dreaming of the open range. While bedtime tales are plentiful, this title stands out because of the setting. A gentler story than most cowboy yarns, it captures the peaceful side of the Wild West.--Steven Engelfried, West Linn Public Library, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060277642
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.33 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathi Appelt

Kathi Appelt, at the age of seven, stumbled and fell into an alligator pit in San Antonio, Texas, a place where there should be no alligators or alligator pits. Fortunately she was a lot bigger than the alligator, who was more scared of her than she was of it!
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