Saturday, June 23, 2018

Kid Konnection: I Wanna Be a Cowgirl

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a cute picture book with even cuter illustrations!

Summary: Grab your boots and spurs and hat—it’s time to be a cowgirl!

Way out west, the warm winds blow.
The grass grows high, the sun hangs low.
I’ll find a farm, there I’ll go,
and I’ll become a cowgirl.

From sun up to sun down, the girl in this story pretends to be a cowgirl as she pulls on her (rain) boots, saddles up her (stick) horse, and gallops off through the (backyard) hills. Filled with humor and imaginative play, this sweet story from Angela DiTerlizzi captures the dream of zillions of little girls everywhere—the dream of being a cowgirl! -- Beach Lane

I mentioned a few days ago that I was lucky enough to attend a Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing breakfast. One of the authors that I heard speak was Angela DiTerlizzi. (She was delightful in case you were wondering!) Her new picture book  JUST ADD GLITTER wasn't available yet, but I was thrilled to see that she was signing one of her earlier books, I WANNA BE A COWGIRL, after the breakfast.

I WANNA BE A COWGIRL tells the story of a little girl who uses creativity to make herself into a cowgirl. She wears her boots which are actually rain boots and her spurs which look an awful lot like pompoms, and she heads out to the hills on her horse-on-a-stick. Her jump rope serves as her lasso, and gloves on the clothesline serve as cow udders. And as you can clearly see, she makes the most of her imagination to play cowgirl for the day.

I love I WANNA BE A COWGIRL. It's a fun, rhyming story that is sure to capture kids' and parents' hearts. The illustrations by Elizabet Vukovic are positively adorable with the bright red accents whimsical characters. As a mom, I appreciate that the story encourages creativity and imagination... and outdoor play. Maybe kids will want to use things around their own house to play make-believe after reading this book!

I think I WANNA BE A COWGIRL is too cute! Highly recommended to little ones ages 4 -8.

I received a copy of this book at the 2018 Book Expo.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, I NEED to get this for my little niece! She would love this story. So sweet!

Stacie said...

I didn't realize my son was still signed in on my computer. So, I commented as him! LOL! I will keep an eye out for her glitter book too. Cute book!

bermudaonion said...

Too funny! I featured this book this week, too. Isn't it adorable?