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The Resource Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa : partners, written by Erica Silverman ; painted by Betsy Lewin

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa : partners, written by Erica Silverman ; painted by Betsy Lewin

Label
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa : partners
Title
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa
Title remainder
partners
Statement of responsibility
written by Erica Silverman ; painted by Betsy Lewin
Title variation
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: partners
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cocoa the horse herds the cows with Cowgirl Kate, helps her practice her roping skills, and wishes he could wear boots instead of horseshoes
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Writing style
Character
Review
  • Partners, the amusing sequel to the engaging Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa (2005), features four short, episodic chapters, each telling a new tale of the little cowgirl and her horse. In the first, Kate has difficulty convincing Cocoa that horseshoes are a better choice for him than cowboy boots. In the next, they play hide-and-seek on the range. Kate tries to use the uncooperative Cocoa for cow-roping practice in the third adventure, and in the fourth, they explore the highs and lows of the horse-and-rider partnership. The clean lines and buoyant spirit of the watercolor artwork reflect the simplicity and humor of the entertaining text. This is a pleasing choice as either a beginning reader or a picture book to read aloud. -- Carolyn Phelan (Reviewed 02-15-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 12, p101)
  • K-Gr 2 –The cowpoke and her horse are back, once again riding the range in this beginning reader. From shoeing to roping to rounding up cattle, Kate is as resourceful as Cocoa is contrary as they once again prove that a best friend is one you can count on through hot and cold, weak and strong, and even wet and dry. Lewin’s cartoon style is as fresh as a prairie breeze after a spring rain. Set against a white backdrop, bold black outlines and warm watercolors underscore the busy days of ranch life. Libraries will have a hard time keeping this title in stock, so be sure to purchase more than one copy.–H. H. Henderson, Heritage Middle School, Deltona, FL --H. H. Henderson (Reviewed August 1, 2006) (School Library Journal, vol 52, issue 8, p98)
  • /* Starred Review */ After garnering a well-deserved Geisel Honor medal for their first adventure, Kate and her wiseacre talking horse Cocoa kick up their heels and hooves in another satisfying romp. In the first of four funny chapters, Kate talks Cocoa out of wanting cowboy boots and into "lucky" new horseshoes. The pair cooperates—mostly—to rescue a lost calf and hone Kate's roping skills, partnering through thick and thin (not to mention wet and dry). Silverman's crisp, lively dialogue and well-chosen action words ("nuzzled," "twirled," "pranced") result in that rarity among easy readers: a flowing text that functions as well as a read-aloud as it does a reader. Lewin, who knows her way around a barnyard, uses her signature, economical, bold black line to define and enliven the bright watercolors. She deftly captures the many moods of Cocoa, who's at turns mischievous, willful and affectionate. Both girls and boys will enjoy this fresh new series, another winner in the publisher's stable of excellent books for emergent readers. (Easy reader. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2006)
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
143742
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silverman, Erica
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 6 to 9
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lewin, Betsy
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cowgirls
  • Horses
  • Cows
Target audience
primary
Label
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa : partners, written by Erica Silverman ; painted by Betsy Lewin
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000026449533
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
[43] p.
Isbn
9780152021252
Isbn Type
(hdbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa : partners, written by Erica Silverman ; painted by Betsy Lewin
Publication
Control code
000026449533
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
[43] p.
Isbn
9780152021252
Isbn Type
(hdbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.

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