A young child glories in the sights, sounds, smells, and activities of a day spent working on a cattle ranch as a cowhand, just like Dad.
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Tricia is a free-lance writer/needlework specialist who has also worked as a teacher's aide. A graduate of College of the Holy Names (Oakland), Tricia has published stories in The Friend and Highlights, as five how-to-articles in craft magazine. Her picture book with HarperCollins is scheduled to appear in 1992. The mother of three grown children, Tricia enjoys all needlework activities, ceramics, gardening, travel, and cooking. Who am I? "Potpourri---that is me. I want to do it all. I love tinkering and trying. I want to write it all---though picture books and short stories are my main loves (if I could just figure which is which). I'm learning and loving the journey down the writing path. Good thing I love a challenge."From Publishers Weekly:
In Gardella's amiable first book, a boy's upbeat, first-person narrative chronicles his day working on the ranch--alongside his dad. The two don cowboy hats, chaps and spurs in preparation for a long day of chores. Father and son spend the morning mending fence; though it's a demanding task, the boy cheerfully insists that "work isn't work when I'm with my dad." After describing lunch with the old cowhands who "start spinning stories about how it was long ago," the youngster goes on to say how much he loves the herding, roping and branding of the cattle. But the best part of the day is bedtime, when his dad tucks him in: "I never get tired of hearing him say that one day I will be a great cowhand . . . just like his father." Rendered in oil pastels and pencil, Apple's ( Sheep in a Jeep ; Sheep in a Shop ; et al.) jolly, dappled illustrations ably convey the narrator's enthusiasm and his emulation of his dad. Together, text and pictures compose an endearing portrait of a devoted father and son. Ages 3-6.
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Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060219378
Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060219378