Cowboy Camp

Cowboy Camp


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Cowboy Camp by Tammi Sauer, Mike Reed

A little boy who doesn't fit in at camp finds out just how valuable his non-cowboy skills can be. Every child will relate to the message, the humor, and the deliciously playful illustrations.

Giddyup, kids, and gallop right over to read this rootin' tootin' tale of an unlikely would-be hero. Avery's at camp, trying hard to saddle up and master his lasso, but he's just not like the other cowboys. He's allergic to the horses and can't stand the grub. But when a bully threatens all the campers, Avery proves his mettle in his own unique way. Young readers will have lots of fun with the story's lively language and wildly humorous pictures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402722240
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile: AD550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Tammi Sauer is the author of the bestselling Chicken Dance, Bawk & Roll, and The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oklahoma (all Sterling). She's an active blogger ( and is highly involved in the children's writer community. Tammi has worked as a teacher and library media specialist and now lives in Edmond, OK, with her husband and their two children.
Mike Reed teaches illustration at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN, and his many children's books include Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms (Puffin Books), A Tale of Two Dogs (Marshall Cavendish), and A Chill in the Air (Simon and Schuster). He is also a regular contributor to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Mike lives in Minneapolis, MN.

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Cowboy Camp 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 127 reviews.
Diane_Clement More than 1 year ago
I was really surprised to read the previous reviewer who hated this story because they felt it was teaching five year olds to lie in order to get out of a tight spot. Wow. In my opinion, this is a funny story that is very well narrated and which my 5 year-old was able to follow just fine. When Avery tricks Black Bart, my son loves it, and at the end of the story my son's face was beaming. This is definitely one of the better Read To Me books we've gotten.
MrWoolcott More than 1 year ago
The premise of this story is that a child who lies and decieves when in a pressured situation will be rewarded. Of the numerous accidental ways the main character, Avery, can prove his smarts as a cowboy, the author chooses to show him outsmart a bad guy with a fabrication. My 5 year old picked this up right away. The main character lied to save his skin. He thought it might be okay becaue it was fibbing to a bad guy. That's what he derived from the story. It took a few minutes of explaining. Are five year olds ready for a discussion about this? In their world they need black and white. Avery needs to be taught how NOT to lie when it is inconvenient to tell the truth. Avery already has poor self confidence. His success is built on deception and manipulation. Gee, now he will be a leader. How can this possibly be a book for kids? And to top it all at the end the book the real cowboy character praises Avery for finally acting like an honest-to-goodness cowboy. That is how the author characterizes westerners or ranchers? It's deplorable. I am a New Yorker born and bred. I am not to so jaded to believe that this is the way Texas thinks. And I have not become sophisticated enough to teach my children how to lie successfully. Yuk. I want a refund. Am a dad, and I am disgusted.
Sprouting_Soles_Creator More than 1 year ago
The "read to me" narrator has good voices & the story is really funny. This gets read every night.
AnnieMAM More than 1 year ago
My grandson is 5, and everytime he comes over he asks to read "his" book on my Nook. He just loves this story, seems like he can't get enough!!!
adunofaiur More than 1 year ago
This book is perfect for kids! It is well-acted and totally reccomended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have 2 boys the ages of 2 years old and 5 years old and they just love this story. It captures their attention and keeps it all the way til the end.
Serene1313 More than 1 year ago
i love the storyline for this book. however, word of note that the read-to-me feature is VERY quiet. maybe it would work good w/ headphones?! it is the only reeason that i rate this story at a 4.
summerq4 More than 1 year ago
Exactly! Poor Avery turns out to be a terrible cowboy, but he saves the camp from Black Bart anyway using his terrible cowboy skills. The illustrations are fabulous and the voices of the narrator make the story fun & entertaining. Avery realizes that he's a real honest-go-goodness cowboy afterall, just in his own way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son loves this, and the read-to-me option is great! I think the storyline is easy to follow and interesting. The narrator reads a little slow, but that isn't that much of an issue. Great purchase!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 3 year old grandson loved it. He loves making the pictures bigger and smaller. He has listened to it over and over and almost knows it by heart.
Nix44 More than 1 year ago
My 3 year old son loves this book! It's a cute story that is well narrated.
Corrin Finnnell More than 1 year ago
Both my kids like this book. i have a 6yo and 18mos. i like the message that you dont have to be just like everyone else to be good at something. And what 6yo boy doesnt love cowboys???
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This is a cute story.Both of my children enjoyed this.
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