Someday Rider Book & Cassette

Someday Rider Book & Cassette

by Ronald Himler
     
 

Kenny loves to go down to the corral to watch his father and the other cowboys bridle and saddle their horses. When he sees them ride off into the far hills, he wishes he were going with them. "Someday you will," his mother tells him. "I'm tired of somedays," Kenny answers. "I don't want to be a someday rider. I want to ride right now."

Overview

Kenny loves to go down to the corral to watch his father and the other cowboys bridle and saddle their horses. When he sees them ride off into the far hills, he wishes he were going with them. "Someday you will," his mother tells him. "I'm tired of somedays," Kenny answers. "I don't want to be a someday rider. I want to ride right now."

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"In wispy watercolors that evoke the allure of the range and rustic ranch life, Scott and Himler present pint-sized Kenny, who yearns to ride herd with his dad and the other cowboys. . . . At long last, the day arrives when Dad is short-handed, and Kenny gets to show his mettle as he and his mom join the roundup in the far hills. With warmth and humor, this thoughtful story reflects a ranch kid's unspoiled pleasures and true-to-life ambitions." Booklist, ALA

"Himler's watercolors are perceptive, evocative, and absolutely lovely-just right for this realistic slice of rural Americana." Kirkus Reviews

"Would-be cowpokes should hanker to read this coming-of-age story. Kenny yearns to join his dad and the hard-riding cowboys on their Western ranch. . . . The soft watercolors in Western tones tell the story independently of the text. The ranch's critters and Kenny's episodes come to life, with Himler portraying the boy's wild rides and obvious pleasure in his developing horsemanship skills." School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Himler's soft watercolors depict Kenny's growing up when he joins his father on a Western ranch. Ages 3-8. (Apr.)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- Would-be cowpokes should hanker to read this coming-of-age story. Kenny yearns to join his dad and the hard-riding cowboys on their Western ranch. He's tired of hearing their typically grown-up response, ``Someday you'll ride.'' He practices his equestrian skills on a trio of cantankerous mounts--a goose, a sheep, and a calf. His mother decides he's old enough, teaches him the basics, and she and Kenny both join the men on the roundup. The resolution won't surprise many readers, but they'll feel satisfied by the boy's triumph. The soft watercolors in Western tones tell the story independently of the text. The ranch's critters and Kenny's episodes come to life, with Himler portraying the boy's wild rides and obvious pleasure in his developing horsemanship skills. --Charlene Strickland, formerly at Albuquerque Pub . Lib ., NM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618040810
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/17/2000
Series:
Read along Book and Cassette Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.21(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Ann Herbert Scott describes herself as "a transplanted Easterner who has come to love the wide skies and far mountain ranges of the West." She is the author of SAM, ON MOTHER'S LAP, and several other picture books. She lives Benicia, California.

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