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Children's LiteratureYee haw! Turn the pages of this early chapter book to enjoy four delightful stories about a clever cowgirl and her hungry horse. In the first story, Kate and Cocoa are heading out to herd cows, when Cocoa decides he is thirsty. Then, he is hungry. Then, he decides he is too full to herd cows. So, Kate decides to tell him a story. The quick-witted girl's story inspires him and soon the pair are heading out to do their herding. In the second story, Kate brings her beloved horse a surprise. Cocoa's sure he knows what the gift is, and he is impatient to open it. He acts badly and bites it, then the pair have a good laugh as the horse comes to realize just how rashly he has acted. In the third story, Kate takes matters into her own hands when a hungry Cocoa refuses to help her count the cows. He changes his mind pretty quickly, and Kate is once more back in the saddle, but Cocoa has a pleasant surprise for her. In the fourth and final story, Kate and Cocoa are getting ready to go to sleep. Like a child, Cocoa needs his bed fluffed, then something to eat, then something to drink. Kate tends to his needs, but becomes a bit exasperated. When the tables turn, and she cannot get to sleep, it is Cocoa to the rescue with a soothing cowgirl lullaby. This book is sure to be a favorite with girls and parents everywhere. 2005, Harcourt, Ages 4 to 8.
—Heidi Hauser Green