Friday, December 1, 2017

I WANNA BE A COWGIRL by Angela DiTerlizzi #IWannaBeACowgirl

By: Angela DiTerlizzi
Illustrated by: Elizabet Vukovic
Published by: Beach Lane Books 
Released on: November 14th, 2017
Ages: 4 & up
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Rating: 5 Owlets
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher, in exchange for my honest review

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!

I absolutely loved reading this book! DiTerlizzi's imaginative story telling, paired with Vukovic's simply adorable illustrations, make for a classic picture book I would have worn out as a child.  The rhyming scheme, and repetition, mixed with the classic illustrations, make for an engaging story that even short attention spans will enjoy. 

This is one of my favorite picture books of this year! This book spoke to my inner child. I wanted to be a cowgirl when I was younger, and even had a stick horse similar to one in this book. This book reminded me of when my daughter was younger. She would have paired her cowgirl hat, with sparkling boots, and pretended she was a cowgirl in a similar fashion as the little girl in this story does. 

This book is definitely a must read. This book would also make the perfect gift this holiday season for that special cowgirl in your life. 
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~