October 16, 2012

31 Days of Awesome Kids' Books: Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Partners

In the second book of the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series, Kate and her horse Cocoa are partners through thick and thin.

First Cocoa needs new horseshoes, but he wants red cowboy boots like Cowgirl Kate. He runs away from the man with the new horse shoes. Cowgirl Kate finally convinces Cocoa that horseshoes are special, and people think that they're good luck. So Cocoa gets his new shoes, and says,

"I have lucky horseshoes!"
He bumped Cowgirl Kate with his head.
"And you are lucky, too," he said.
"You are lucky because you have me."

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa

There are three other chapters in this book, and they're all equally cute. Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa work together to find a missing calf and improve Kate's roping skills. The illustrations are bright and happy, and the relationship between Cowgirl Kate and her horse Cocoa is really sweet. This is a perfect book for a new reader to tackle alone - or for a parent to read to a preschooler before bed, since each chapter is just 9-10 pages, and has a lot of pictures.

4 out of 5
Recommended age: 4 - 7

Are you familiar with these books? 
What other easy readers do your kids like?

This post is day sixteen of my 31 Days of Awesome Kids' Books. Don't forget that the giveaway from Day 14 is still open!
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