Humorous, Inspirational Story That All Will Love
Meet six-year-old Tommy Johnson, Super Cowboy and Super Story-teller. Want to build a box to capture wild cats that roam the farm? How about tips on catching a greased pig at the fair, or teaching a stubborn lamb to avoid being trampled by angry milk cows? From the first paragraph, when Tommy explains why a boy needs a dog for a pet instead of a cat, he wins us over with his down-to-earth and humorous view of the world. Once Tommy begins school, however, things get complicated. He gets picked on by teachers and mocked by classmates. And then tragedy strikes. In the process of dealing with his grief, Tommy learns the meaning of true friendship.
This is a book even reluctant readers will enjoy.
Boys, girls, and adults have all enjoyed this fun book.
The little boy, Tommy, reminds me of Calvin from the "Calvin and Hobbs" comic strip by Bill Watterson because of his mischievousness. It is such a fun book to read!" -- Celese Sanders (syndicated columnist of "Little Bits Of Life")
"Super Cowboy Rides" reminds me of when I was a boy and we would visit my grandparents' farm in Utah where my cousins would try, in a loving way, to kill me. It has a ring of authenticity that could only be accomplished by growing up on a farm or ranch. I loved each chapter, but once I reached the end of the book I realized I had been taught some important lessons. This is a book that boys will love as well as girls who look for the good in everyone. -- Jack Weyland (Author of "Charlie" and other Y.A. novels.)
"This is the perfect family trip 'read out loud' book. You are on the edge of your seat the entire time wondering what this little cowboy will do next! We laughed so hard, and my 8-year old kept begging me to not stop reading. This book reels you in from the first page. We will be adding this fantastic book to our home library." -- Stephanie Ashcraft (New York Times best selling author)
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Reviewed by Lisa Jones for Readers' Favorite Super Cowboy Rides by Daris Howard tells the tale of a boy named Tommy. Life growing up on a farm was far from boring as Howard portrays. Tommy has many brothers and sisters and he is no stranger to hard work at such a young age. He did not attend school until he was five, missing out on kindergarten as he was needed to work on the farm. From the very first day, he was taunted by the other children because he could not read. Life at school was horrendous for Tommy and he was constantly bullied. It was only when the ringleader shot his dog called Tippy and ran over his lamb with a snow-mobile that he could not take any more and he finally snapped. Taking on five bullies was a challenge by any standard but from that day on, they never bullied him again. There are also other funny chapters that remind me of my own carefree childhood and it was lovely to go back in time and reminisce. Daris Howard delivers an amazing story in Super Cowboy Rides. I can honestly say, hand on heart, that this is the first book that has ever made me cry. The raw emotion and the mixed feelings that transpired from what one cruel child did to a defenseless dog and a lamb on a snowy day was beyond words. I felt Tommy's pain and anguish and it was extraordinary. There were also many things in the book that made me laugh and remember the innocence of childhood. I especially liked the chapter about the parachute invention and the cat who was the crash test dummy; it was hilarious! I loved everything about this little gem of a book and Daris Howard shows true potential as a writer.