Tuesday, October 23, 2012

B is for Buckaroo, A Cowboy Alphabet

If your children are interesting in cowboys or cowgirls, B is for Buckaroo, A Cowboy Alphabet, written by Louise Doak Whitney and Gleaves Whitney, is a great book to expand their interest and knowledge.  Each letter represents some facet of the cowboy life as told in a four-line rhyme.   Accompanying the rhyme is a narrative that explains the concept in greater detail.  The illustrations by Susan Guy add to the story by making the rhymes come alive.

This book is in the style of  A is for Amazing Sports Moments.   Younger children could enjoy the rhymes and pictures while older children might enjoy reading the narrative for more learning.  Also included is a glossary to define the Spanish words that are used in the story.  Enjoy this fact-filled, fun book!

*What new vocabulary words did you learn?
*Would you like to be a cowboy/cowgirl?  Why?
*Which activity looked like the most fun to you?

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