Thursday, September 25, 2014

Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door

Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door
Denette Fretz
Conrad is going to stay on his uncle's ranch. He doesn't know anything about being a cowboy, but he does have a large first aid kit just in case. But Imogene the next door neighbor girl is filled with advice. Conrad learns all about being a cowboy, but sometimes it's the painful route. The illustrations are bright and cartoonish.

My kids didn't really seem to get into this book. The pictures tell at least half, if not more, of the story. I'm not sure if this played a part or not. The main message of the story was to love your neighbor. But the presentation left my kids remembering how mean the little girl was and totally missing the message. If I had to rate the story I would give it 3-4 stars. It had humorous parts, colorful illustrations, and a nice conclusion. My kids, when asked, said they would give it 2-3 stars. "It wasn't really that interesting and the girl was super mean."

I received this book free of charge from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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