Lucky Kidd watches her father ride a mean bull at the rodeo and thinks about becoming a bull rider herself.
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Bill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children. Martin held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. Born in Kansas, he worked as an elementary-school principal in Chicago before moving to New York City, where he worked in publishing developing innovative reading programs for schools. After several years, he devoted himself full-time to writing his children’s books. He lived in New York until 1993, when he moved to Texas. He lived in the east Texas woods, near the town of Commerce, until he passed away in 2004. John Archambault is a poet, journalist, and storyteller who has collaborated with Bill Martin Jr. and Ted Rand on several books, including Barn Dance! and Knots on a Counting Rope. Ted Rand (1915-2005) was a prolific artist whose illustrations appeared in several magazines and newspapers, as well as in numerous books for children. He collaborated with both Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault on many books, including Here Are My Hands.
Kindergarten-Grade 4 A rollicking ride for Curly Kidd and young listeners alike. As Curly prepares to ride the "meanest bull in the whole United States," he explains to his proud but worried child how he overcomes his fear: he thinks about places he'd like to see. Lucky Kidd calls encouragement to dadand alleviates fears by chanting cities and states. The story, told in dialogue, begs to be read aloud. The rhythm, rhyme and timing of the place names are in perfect harmony, and story hour participants will soon be chanting "Yah! Hoo! KAL- ama- ZOO /Tic! Tac! Toe! I-da- HO" along with Lucky. Rand's strokes are bold and strong, and there's a kind of frenetic activity that is perfectly captured in words and pictures.The double-page spreads are filled with action and energycowboys on the boxes, rodeo clowns on the alert, the cantankerous bull twisting and bucking with Curly Kidd on his back. Dust, dirt and grit fly. It all takes place under the wide expanse of a glorious blue sky that is as warm as the love and caring found in this exuberant story. Trev Jones, "School Library Journal"
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Book Description Collins, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1955942