Why Cowboys Need a Brand

Why Cowboys Need a Brand

by James Rice, Laurie Knowlton
     
 

Not even Slim Jim Watkins can have a ranch of his own without a brand. Will he ever get a brand of his own? Will he ever get a ranch of his own? Maybe he will, because, after all, he does have a "can do" attitude.
Using his "can do" attitiude, Slim Jim Watkins is able to do things that other cowboys cannot or will not. When all the other cowboys will say that a job… See more details below

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Not even Slim Jim Watkins can have a ranch of his own without a brand. Will he ever get a brand of his own? Will he ever get a ranch of his own? Maybe he will, because, after all, he does have a "can do" attitude.
Using his "can do" attitiude, Slim Jim Watkins is able to do things that other cowboys cannot or will not. When all the other cowboys will say that a job was too tough, that no one could possibly do it, then Slim Jim
Watkins would pull up his britches and say, "Shoot, I can do that!"
Slim Jim Watkins' positive frame of mind allows him to earn a bang-tailed bronco, a dozen Longhorn cattle, and a little spread of land 'round San Antone'
way. He has everything he needs to have a ranch of his own... except a brand.
Will he be able to create an original brand so that he is able to have his own ranch? Hmm...he does have a "can do" attitude...
Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton is an Ohio native who lived in Houston for seven years. An elementary-school teacher for more than fifteen years, Ms. Knowlton has since moved back to an Ohio farm with her husband. She is also the author of
Why Cowboys Sleep With Their Boots On and Nana's
Rice Pie , both published by Pelican.
James Rice ia widely acclaimed as the South's leading creator of juvenile books. With more than one million copies of his books in print, he ranks among the nation's top authors and illustrators for juveniles.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
A Western take on The Little Engine That Could, this book introduces Slim Jim Watkins, one determined cowboy. When other slouches on the ranch refuse to take on new challenges, like breaking an impossible wild horse or saving a runaway chuck wagon, you can always count on Slim Jim to do the honors. James Rice (of Cajun Night Before Christmas fame) has illustrated the bold deeds with his usual humor. Slim Jim eventually finds his brand, but the question of "why" he needs it is never addressed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565542280
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Why Cowboys Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
889,524
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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