Tiger's New Cowboy Boots
- Softcover30 pages, full colour
Pleased as punch with his footgear, Tyler heads for his uncle's Misty Valley Ranch to help with the annual cattle drive. Despite the boy's initial precautions, his boots don't stay "soft as a pony's nose" for long as he pitches in to keep the herd together (one orphan calf in particular), guiding them up steep hills, through tangled forests and across a river. Scratched by branches, soaked by water and decorated with cow pies, in the end the boots are "muddy, stained, soggy, cut-up jst like those of a real cowboy and Tyler couldn't be more proud.
Morck's prose gives a realistic, child's-eye overview of a cattle drive. Graham's charming, full-color illustrations nicely complement Morck's unpretentious text. This gentle vignette will give children a feel for the adventure, camaraderie, and just plain hard work that goes into a modern-day cattle drive.
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