Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope

by Moser, Lisa,

Format: Print Book 2013
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There's no other horse quite like Calliope. She's short. She's slow. She's lumpy. She's a rhinoceros. Still, Cowboy Boyd has a real strong belief in Calliope and her ability to help out the crew at the Double R Ranch. Boyd and Calliope try to prove themselves to the ranchers by rounding up strays and hauling posts, but it just doesn't look like it's going to work out. That is, until a storm drives all the cattle away from the ranch. They need someone real special to bring them back. . . . 

Lisa Moser brings her trademark humor and strong structure to this smart and silly story of a cowboy and his beloved steed--a rhinoceros.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope is for the cowboy kid in all of us, telling the charming story of an aspiring young cattle rancher and his trusty rhino steed, Calliope. That's right, a rhino. Riding into the Double R Ranch, Boyd's horse was instantly labeled the shortest, dustiest, and lumpiest mount ever seen, and a few smashed fences and barn doors later, Calliope and Boyd are politely asked to leave. But when a storm scatters the herd, Boyd knows it's up to Calliope to KER-THUD her way to saving days and turning heads. This gratifying picture book spins the simple tale of a transient young rancher into a playful romp that will have kids giggling every time Calliope gleefully crashes through the bunkhouse. Moser's creative premise is well executed by Van Doninck's bold, stylized illustrations, and together, their work brings humor and confidence to the page. Put this in front of a younger reader with a passion for the Wild West, and watch the smiles until the cows come home.--Spanner, Ben Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A horse is a horse, of course, except when it's a rhinoceros. That's the silly, unstated backstory in Moser's upbeat tale about a kind young cowboy's unwavering faith in his trusted mount. When Cowboy Boyd rides onto the Double R ranch atop his horned "horse," Calliope, the pair has everyone scratching their heads. Rancher Rose and ranch hands Slim and Hardtack agree that Calliope is the shortest, dustiest, and lumpiest horse they've ever seen-she's also slow, clumsy, and unwittingly destructive. "I got a real strong belief in Calliope," Boyd maintains, and a crisis on the ranch gives Calliope a chance to prove she's worthy of such support. With easy-flowing dialogue and lots of onomatopoeia ("Calliope plodded to the pasture and... BLAM! Straight through the pasture fence"), Moser (Railroad Hank) plays Boyd's sweet naivete against the ranchers' deadpan expressions of concern to great humorous effect. Belgian illustrator Van Doninck, in his U.S. debut, contributes comic figures with long, rubbery limbs who mosey across mustard landscapes dotted with mesas and cacti, consistently keeping readers in on the joke of Calliope's lineage. Ages 3-7. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Cowboys -- Juvenile fiction.
Rhinoceroses -- Juvenile fiction.
Ranch life -- Juvenile fiction.
Cowboys -- Fiction.
Rhinoceroses -- Fiction.
Ranch life -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Random House,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Doninck, Sebastiaan Van, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
ISBN 9780375870569 (trade)
0375870563 (trade)
9780375970566 (lib. bdg.)
0375970568 (lib. bdg.)
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