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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Lexile Measure: 550L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; First Edition edition (November 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402722249
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402722240
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kindergarten-Grade 2–Young Avery arrives at Cowboy Camp feeling self-conscious and inept. He is allergic to horses and beans, he cant twirl a lasso, and his name is all wrong. In the end, though, its Avery who outsmarts Mean Black Bart during a midnight confrontation and becomes a hero. The text is concise, and the print is large and bold. The illustrations are funny and colorful, particularly the scene in which Avery spits out a mouthful of beans. The adult characters have exaggerated features, particularly the villain, who has a scary chin and a nose to rival that of any witch. This book will be appreciated by any child who has shared Averys concerns about not fitting in with a group.–Polly L. Kotarba, Gordon Elementary School Library, Bellaire, TX
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Sauer's Cowboy Camp is a simple, clever tale that promises to be a crowd-pleaser. Avery takes one look at his fellow campers and knows that he doesn't really fit in. He can't stomach cowboy food. His lasso gives him rope burn. And because he's allergic to horses, he's forced to saddle up a cow. Sitting alone before the campfire at night, Avery is confronted by Black Bart, a desperado who threatens to put an end to Cowboy Camp forever. Only someone with Avery's special attributes could convince such a villain that this couldn't possibly be Cowboy Camp. In Avery, Sauer creates an unlikely yet likable hero. Reed's expressive paintings, stretching across double-page spreads, include both broadly comic and unambiguously melodramatic scenes, all carried off with a sure hand. The Black Bart scenes are particularly effective--from the sight of his craggy profile to his ride off into the sunrise.

Carolyn Phelan
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Cute, clever and lots of fun!
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I would highly recommend this book for every children's library.
Jaynee
And, it's a cowboy story to boot!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kim Peek on March 21, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Avery wants to be a cowboy, but when he arrives at Cowboy Camp, he takes one look at the other campers and knows he doesn't have what it takes. Who ever heard of a cowboy named Avery who doesn't like grits and beans, is allergic to horses and gets rope burn?

When an unexpected visitor arrives at camp, Avery uses the most important cowboy skill of all and proves he's an honest-to-goodness cowboy.

Tammi Sauer pens a clever cowboy story that will leave kids laughing out loud and begging to attend Cowboy Camp this summer. Mike Reed's illustrations are incredible--a perfect fit for this rootin' tootin' cowboy adventure.

Look for this one to win some awards. VERY highly recommended!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jaynee on May 14, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I love children's books that tell stories, and this storyline is entertaining, as well as, motivating for children with a low self esteem. My children and I enjoyed the author's writing style, including a western accent... that I would try to imitate while reading. I would highly recommend this book for every children's library.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. KRAMER on March 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Avery is a kid who just can't seem to get things right at Cowboy Camp. Or can he? In Cowboy Camp, it's Avery to the rescue when he and the other kids discover that it's not only okay to be yourself -- it's what being a true cowboy is all about. I read this one to a class of kindergarteners last week and they loved it. It's going up on my shelf right next to my Tacky books. Cute, clever and lots of fun!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tanya Massey on November 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My son found this book at our local library and checked it out every two weeks for a year. He loves to read it using different voices for the characters. This year he decided that his cousin, also named Avery, needed his own copy for Christmas. It is an easy bedtime story for a three year old who loves all things cowboy.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jason Kirkfield VINE VOICE on November 24, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Great story and great, great illustrations by artist Mike Reed.

Amazon's recommended age range for this book is 9 to 12, but it can definitely be read and enjoyed with younger children. The message after all is well suited to kids as young as preschoolers or anyone placed in a new and potentially uncomfortable situation. Never fear: Tammi Sauer fashions a hero out of this cheese-and-cracker eatin', bovine ridin', yarn-lassoin' city slicker. Indeed, kids triumph over adults here, not only in Avery's victory over Black Bart (in classic brains-over-brawn style), but in the apparent unwillingness of Cowboy Dan to face the bad guy himself.

I can't help but read Cowboy Camp with a 'twang. Good fun. This book should be more popular.
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By jp on April 20, 2014
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I bought this book for my kindergarten class to teach the Texas unit. The kiddoes loved it! Super cute story. :)
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A local theater group turned this book into a play. We read it for background knowledge.
The KIDS loved it! Simple characters and great theme. Lots of new vocabulary.
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