Every cowgirl needs a horse

by Janni, Rebecca.

Format: Print Book 2010
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In Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse , Nellie Sue does everything with a western flair. Whether it is cleaning up the animal sty (picking up her stuffed animals) or rounding up cattle (getting the neighborhood kids together for her birthday party), she does it like a true cowgirl. All she really needs is a horse. So when Dad announces at her birthday party, "I got a horse right here for you," Nellie Sue is excited. But when her horse turns out to be her first bicycle, it will take an imagination as big as Texas to help save the day.

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Booklist Review: "Nellie Sue is a self-described cowgirl from head to toe, and all she wants for her birthday is a horse. She gets ready for her party by dressing in riding gear, from a pink cowboy hat to pink chaps. Before the celebration, though, she has to complete her chores, including filling her dog Ginger's trough (his water bowl), and she drops not-so-subtle horsey hints to her parents along the way. After lunch, there is still no horse, but there are johnnycakes birthday cupcakes with a herd of her friends. Finally, Nellie Sue gets her present, but it has handlebars and wheels where hoofs should be. Although she is disappointed, she trades her cowboy hat for a helmet and discovers that her new horse is perfect for riding the trails. This entertaining picture book features a spunky protagonist, whose folksy narrative delivers a supportive message about the rewards of imaginative play and finding unexpected fun. The colorful, animated illustrations, filled with amusing details, set Nellie Sue's cowgirl-imagined world in familiar, contemporary settings, all touched with plenty of pink.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "It's her birthday and Nellie Sue is hoping for a horse. Her parents have gotten enough hints: she wears cowgirl duds from head to toe, uses words like "moseyed," drops her g's (as in "Yee-haw! We've got herdin' to do!"), and has elaborate plans for converting the family home into a barn and paddock. Instead, Nellie Sue gets a bicycle: "All eyes were on me, and I felt like I swallowed a hay bale." Debut author Janni and Avril (Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School) clearly appreciate their heroine's fantasies, but don't always succeed in getting inside her head. Avril's pink-hued watercolor cartoons have a birthday-card geniality, giving little sense of either an internal drama or a romantic vision of life on the range. The extent to which Nellie Sue takes the bike-as-horse fantasy makes for some overly precious lines ("I walked over to her with my palm out flat so she could get a good sniff," she says, approaching the bike), but readers should identify with her longing, as well as her powerful sense of imagination. Ages 3-5. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cowgirls -- Juvenile fiction.
Imagination -- Juvenile fiction.
Birthdays -- Juvenile fiction.
Cowgirls -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Birthdays -- Fiction.
Picture books.
Publisher New York :Dutton Children's Books,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Avril, Lynne, 1951-
Audience 003-005.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780525421641
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