As Slim travels from town to town, disaster seems to follow.
Pretty soon Slim learns that his new hat is NOT your average cowboy hat. Will Slim ever make it to Fire Gulch City? And what did the wily coyote put down in that letter, anyway? Watercolor illustrations add lively humor to this original tall tale. Every night when the tired cowboy disrobes and stretches out on his bedroll for some shut-eye, thieving varmints emerge from the darkness. When an armadillo makes off with his hat, Slim finally cottons to the shenanigans and wisely opts to sleep fully clothed.
First, Slim is struck down with the measles.
Then a blizzard hits the ranch, trapping them in the house with no heat or electricity. Grizz Brickbottom, toughest cowboy in the West, yearns for a companion and convinces his cattle-rustling cohorts that they need a dog to help with the work. When the local saloon goes out of business, the proprietor puts up a sign offering a free dog to a good home.
The oil-rendered paintings are spot-on renditions of the Wild West and will transport the audience to the Big Sky Country of the s. The true sweat-and-dirt tale of the feisty cowboy-child who became the most famous black rodeo performer who ever lived. Includes a note about the history of the black West and a bibliography.
Amazon's Search is really not set up for out of print books. This book is wonderful for the following reasons: witty story, great art, librarian flattery, and funny sloth characterization. The Month Brothers This is an old Slavic or Jewish tale and it has been adapted into several books: This one may be too recent. However, if your children can build their resilience and change their mindset, things could be very different. I know I'm not giving a lot of inso but that is all I remember. Want to Read saving….
Sitting tall in the saddle, with a wide-brimmed black hat and twin Colt pistols on his belt, Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. Marshal — and former slave who escaped to freedom in the Indian Territories — Bass was cunning and fearless.
When a lawbreaker heard Bass Reeves had his warrant, he knew it was the end of the trail, because Bass always got his man, dead or alive. For three decades, Bass was the most feared and respected lawman in the territories. He made more than 3, arrests, and though he was a crach shot and a quick draw, he only killed fourteen men in the line of duty. Bob Lemmons is famous for his ability to track wild horses.
He rides his horse, Warrior, picks up the trail of mustangs, then runs with them day and night until they accept his presence. Bob and Warrior must then challenge the stallion for leadership of the wild herd. A victorious Bob leads the mustangs across the wide plains and for one last spectacular run before guiding them into the corral.
This splendid collaboration by an award-winning team captures the beauty and harshness of the frontier, a boundless arena for the struggle between freedom and survival. Here, I inspire moms to chose what matters most and then to only do the things that move them closer to what matters most. Read More About Karen…. It is a sad and sorry day when Burnt Beard the Pirate and his scurvy crew swagger into Old Cheyenne looking to bury their treasure. None of them cowboys speak Pirate, and none of them pirates speak Cowboy.
Who will save the day before these sorry—and stinky!
Hold on to your hats! Two new pals have arrived on the scene: Cowgirl Kate and her stubborn, but devoted cowhorse, Cocoa. Almost too small to see, says Mom. They begin with a seed from their dad… Which gets planted in an egg inside their mom…. Sometimes at home… But usually in the hospital.
The little boy is delighted to realize that everyone was right after all — Olive was right about the seed, Roberto about the egg, and his teacher about the hospital — except his grandpa:. At the end of the story, Blackall offers equally simple, succinct, and affectionately accurate answers to other questions about babies that little kids might be pondering, from how the seed gets from the dad into the mom to how adopted babies come about to what happens in families with two moms or two dads. All in all, The Baby Tree is perfect in every imaginable way, so evidently the loving work of someone who understands both the curiosities of childhood and the perplexities of parenting.
With her tender illustrations and thoughtful blend of fiction and nonfiction, Blackall — who understands complexity — offers a gentle and honest answer to a question that has continued to stump grownups but no longer has to. In August of , legendary British explorer Ernest Shackleton led his brave crew of men and dogs on a journey to the end of the world — the enigmatic continent of Antarctica.
That voyage — monumental both historically and scientifically — would become the last expedition the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, which stretched from to Shackleton was the second of ten children.
From a young age, Shackleton complained about teachers, but he had a keen interest in books, especially poetry — years later, on expeditions, he would read to his crew to lift their spirits. Always restless, the young Ernest left school at 16 to go to sea. And make it he did. Reflecting on the inescapable allure of exploration, which carried him through his life of adventurous purpose, Shackleton once remarked:.
I felt strangely drawn to the mysterious south. I chose life over death for myself and my friends… I believe it is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown. The only true failure would be not to explore at all. Psychologists believe that our capacity for creative work hinges on our memory and the ability to draw on our mental catalog of remembered experiences and ideas.
More than that, memory is our lifeline to our own selves. Indeed, can there be anything more central to identity than memory? Unusual not because it measures an impressive 15 inches in height — though that alone makes it a kind of enchanting narrative poster — but because it blends the fascination of encyclopedic curiosity with deep questions about memory, identity, and what makes a life worthwhile.
Marcel is a soulful old elephant who sets out to write an encyclopedia as his legacy. Marcel comes upon the last unopened package, a large cardboard tube. Just then, his friends emerge from behind his elegant furniture for a proper birthday surprise.
You cannot tame something so happily wild. In this beautiful picture book by Hawaiian artist Emily Hughes, we meet a little girl who has .. Wild is the story of a feral child who lives in the forest amongst the animals and she is happy there. .. I loved everything about this book: the illustrations vivid in color, the words full of. Be the first to ask a question about Wild And Tame Animals This is a reproduction of a s book and Ipcar is a fantastic children's illustrator with a distinct.
Everyone has been waiting for the old elephant to open not only his presents, but the doors of his memory. It tells the story of a little girl, a little boy, and their little dog, who grow intensely fascinated with the mysterious Swinster Pharmacy of the neighboring town and begin pondering what it might sell. First, the small party journeys to the next town to investigate in person, surreptitiously observing the white-coated employees and even following one of them home one night, to his house right across the pharmacy. Rumors around town say there are four secrets about the Swinster Pharmacy, but no one knows what any of them are.
Again, very suspicious activity ensues:. In all of our dreams, the Pharmacy squats in the middle of the block like something blue and hungry. In the morning it is on the corner. What makes 29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy most enchanting is that, whether intentionally or not, it serves as a cautionary parable for the subjective ways in which we decide what is true and what is real — a reminder that without the essential tools of critical thinking , we warp the art of observation into a subjective filter that colors our perception of the world to paint it as what we want it to be rather than what it is.
No, I Am Not. In vibrant, textured illustrations and simple words, Brown tells the story of little Bobby, who sees his stern teacher, Ms. Kirby, as a scary green ogre — until, one weekend, the two unexpectedly bump into each other at the park. Suddenly, the leisurely environment strips them of their weekday roles. After the inevitable awkwardness and disorientation — in one particularly sweet exchange, Bobby, who resists his initial instinct to just run away, raises his hand while sitting next to Ms.
Kirby on the bench; she gently reminds him that, outside the classroom, he can just ask his question — they have no choice but to first reluctantly, then tacitly, then gladly get to know each other. Just as Bobby makes the first move with a compliment on Ms. The hat, it turns out, is Ms.