Ned's New Friend

Ned's New Friend

by David Ezra Stein
     
 

Cowboy Ned and his horse Andy are the very best of friends. Life on the range can be lonely, but they always have each other. When Ned goes into town and falls for the lovely Miss Clementine, Andy feels left out. Can all three be friends?

In the follow-up to his debut picture book, Cowboy Ned & Andy, David Ezra Stein tells a humorous story of friendship.  See more details below

Overview

Cowboy Ned and his horse Andy are the very best of friends. Life on the range can be lonely, but they always have each other. When Ned goes into town and falls for the lovely Miss Clementine, Andy feels left out. Can all three be friends?

In the follow-up to his debut picture book, Cowboy Ned & Andy, David Ezra Stein tells a humorous story of friendship.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2 Cowboy Ned and his equine friend, Andy, are back for another adventure in the Old West. This time, the theme revolves around the old adage that "two's company, three's a crowd." And it sure seems that way to Andy when Ned meets Miss Clementine on a rare visit to town. When she lends Ned a lace-trimmed "hankie," he can't stop thinking about her, and Andy is jealous. A roundabout set of events leads to the capture of two robbers and Andy's realization that he and Ned will always have a special relationship. While fans of the original story will be happy to meet old friends, this book can stand on its own. The text is peppered with expressions and circumstances sure to bring a smile. Stein's ink-and-watercolor illustrations lend a scratchy charm to the setting and portray the plot's quirkiest aspects with humor. A good addition to cowboy-themed storyhours.-Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA

Kirkus Reviews
Ned and his best friend, his horse Andy, have come to Abiline for some rest and relaxation. Ned spots a lovely lady and lands at her feet. He is entrusted with her lace hankie and is to return it the next day. But Andy feels left out and jealous, so he throws the hankie away. That little square of fabric becomes involved in a robbery and arrest before being blown right to Miss Clementine's front yard. But Andy truly wants Ned to be happy, so he gives him the hankie and all is well. The tale is slight and the characters totally cliche, but little ones won't mind. It's sweet and charming and all in the spirit of unwavering friendship. The colorful, fanciful drawings are akin to old-fashioned Saturday morning cartoons, and perfectly match the goofy proceedings. Not great literature, but good fun. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416924906
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication date:
07/10/2007
Series:
Cowboy Ned & Andy Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

David Ezra Stein was born in Brooklyn, New York. He currently lives in Queens County, where he works as a set illustrator. On the side he is a daydreamer, a doodler,and a noodler in all kinds of media. His artwork has appeared in American Illustration, the New Yorker, and the New York Times. This is his first picture book.

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