The Gingerbread Cowboy
Author: Janet Squires
Illustrator: Holly Berry
Publisher: HarperCollins, 2006
Hardcover, 32 pp.
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From School Library Journal:
"PreSchool-Grade 3-A delightful, infectiously cheeryful, Southwestern rendition of a familiar story. Phrases used to describe biscuits, such as plump pillows, soft as clouds, and tasty as a big Texas barbecue, just roll off the tongue. Bow-legged and dressed in a vest, boots, hat, and a big belt buckle, the Gingerbread Cowboy teases: "Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man" and includes an added refrain, and "raced away as fast as his boots could carry him". The lively text demands to be read aloud.
-Kirsten Cutler, Sonoma County Library, CA
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