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COWGIRL KATE AND COCOA by Erica Silverman Kirkus Star


School Days

by Erica Silverman & illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Pub Date: July 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-15-205378-9
Publisher: Harcourt

Cowgirl Kate and her sensitive and lovable horse, Cocoa, are back in this third installment of the popular series for young readers. With its four interrelated stories, new readers and horse lovers everywhere will appreciate these tales of friendship, change and love. Kate is growing up and Cocoa is not sure if he likes it. He worries that Kate’s heart is not big enough for all of her new experiences, and him too. Whether Cowgirl Kate is going to school, doing her homework, making a new friend or writing a report, it’s clear that the love of her life is Cocoa. The peppermint in her pocket proves it. Lewin’s brisk, energetic watercolor illustrations show every mood shift, whether human or equine. As Kate learns to write, read and paint, Cocoa is growing up right with her. Yee-haw for Kate and Cocoa—and for all the readers who will learn to read right along with them. (Picture book. 3-6)