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Little Lost Cowboy
     

Little Lost Cowboy

by Simon Puttock, Croline Jayne Church (Illustrator)
 

"Arooo!  I'm lost and I'm lonesome!"

Poor Cowboy Coyote is alone in the desert.  He can't find his mommy and doesn't know what to do.

He's tired, sore, wet, and bumped.  But then a very nice toad gives the little lost cowboy the best advice of all - stay put, and your mommy will find YOU.

With bright illustrations that playfully evoke the

Overview

"Arooo!  I'm lost and I'm lonesome!"

Poor Cowboy Coyote is alone in the desert.  He can't find his mommy and doesn't know what to do.

He's tired, sore, wet, and bumped.  But then a very nice toad gives the little lost cowboy the best advice of all - stay put, and your mommy will find YOU.

With bright illustrations that playfully evoke the American Southwest, this collaboration between rising star Simon Puttock and award-winning Caroline Jayne Church is sure to beome a read-aloud favorite.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—A familiar story pattern gets a Southwestern spin in this tale of a young coyote lost in the desert. The moon, a snake, and a bird all do their best to guide the wanderer, but their well-intentioned advice backfires, leaving Cowboy Coyote wet, sore, and with a nose pricked by cactus prickles. Finally, a toad provides the best guidance, telling him to stay in one place and howl for his mother. As the book concludes, Cowboy Coyote's helpers fondly watch him following his mother "homeward and homesome!" (a nice wordplay on "lost and lonesome," a refrain the young critter uses to describe himself throughout his earlier interactions). The repetitive text is accessible and child-friendly, and the desert setting is skillfully evoked with warm, earth-toned illustrations created from beautifully textured handmade paper, finished with bold black lines. Children are sure to enjoy the satisfying ending and chime in on Cowboy Coyote's refrain once they have absorbed the pattern.—Kate Hewitt, Far Brook School, Short Hills, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606842591
Publisher:
EgmontUSA
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Simon Puttock is the author of more than twenty books for children.  He was born in New Zealand and grew up traveling the woorld before becoming a bookseller and then, ultimately, a writer.  He lives in Scotland.  You can visit him online at www.simonputtock.com.

Caroline Jayne Church is an award-winning artist who has illustrated many children's books, including Little Apple Goat and One Smart Goose.  She also runs a greeting card business and makes her own paper, which was used to create the illustrations in this book.  She lives in England.  You can visit her online at www.carolinejaynechurch.com

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