Yesiree! A bright new bedtime book illustrated by the creator of the award-winning COWBOY BABY.
Cowboy Kid loves Texas Ted, Denver Dog, and Hank the Horse with all his heart. Yes sirree! Before Sheriff Pa tucks him in, Cowboy Kid gives each toy a great big hug and a sleep-tight kiss. Now he's ready for bed. Or is he? Nosirree! Cowboy Kid reckons his friends might fancy just one more kiss, or a special blanket to keep them warm, or . . . one more kiss. Making sure everyone gets their fill of affection tuckers him out, but Cowboy Kid can't seem to round up any shut-eye, not until Sheriff Pa gathers him up in his arms with a wonderful secret.
Filled with familiar feelings and bold, simple illustrations, this bright bedtime tale reassures restless cowpokes—and exasperated parents—that sleepytime is just over the horizon.
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Max Eilenberg says that COWBOY KID is based on his own childhood. "I used to spend hours each night kissing my many toys good night, making sure that no one was left out. It was a logistical and mathematical nightmare. But one night, my mother left a note on my pillow, apparently written by my toys, asking me not to kiss them quite so often as they were getting all worn out!"
Sue Heap, the author and illustrator of COWBOY BABY, says illustrating COWBOY KID was both a challenge and a pleasure for her. "I had to draw COWBOY BABY (now COWBOY KID) as an older child—and try to keep him in one place long enough for him to get to sleep."
Ages 4-7. In this companion to Cowboy Baby (1998), the protagonist, now a preschooler, continues to deal with nighttime issues. Each evening at bedtime, he gives his three stuffed pals--Texas Ted, Hank the Horse, and Denver Dog--a hug and a kiss. After Sheriff Pa tucks them in, he tries to sleep, but worries about his friends' comforts (Would they like more kisses? Are they too cold?) keep him awake. Finally his dad explains that one kiss and hug per night are quite enough, and the boy drifts off to sleep. The theme of the story is sure to strike a chord among preschoolers and their parents. Heap's bright acrylic and watercolor paintings feature striking yet simple figures in uncluttered compositions that are just right for the book's intended audience. A good choice for evening toddler programs or one-on-one bedtime sharing. Kay Weisman
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Book Description Candlewick, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110763610585
Book Description Candlewick. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0763610585 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1259397