Industrial-Sized Deals Best Books of the Month Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Disturbed Storm Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Shop Popular Services Home Theater Setup Plumbing Services Assembly Services Shop all TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin  Amazon Echo Fire HD 6 Kindle Voyage The Walking Dead\ Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Deal of the Day
Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.99
  • Save: $2.95 (17%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Every Cowgirl Needs a Hor... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by -TextbookRush-
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: All orders ship SAME or NEXT business day. Expedited shipments will be received in 1-5 business days within the United States. We proudly ship to APO/FPO addresses. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse Hardcover – February 23, 2010

59 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$14.04
$7.48 $3.53

Color Dog
Color Dog
Look for plenty of wagging as a parade of adorable pooches introduce toddlers to colors, textures, and more. See more | More by Matthew Van Fleet
$14.04 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse + Every Cowgirl Needs Dancing Boots + Every Cowgirl Loves a Rodeo
Price for all three: $40.08

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Nellie Sue is a self-described “cowgirl from head to toe,” and all she wants for her birthday is a horse. She gets ready for her party by dressing in riding gear, from a pink cowboy hat to pink chaps. Before the celebration, though, she has to complete her chores, including filling her dog Ginger’s “trough” (his water bowl), and she drops not-so-subtle horsey hints to her parents along the way. After lunch, there is still no horse, but there are johnnycakes—birthday cupcakes—with a herd of her friends. Finally, Nellie Sue gets her present, but it has handlebars and “wheels where hoofs should be.” Although she is disappointed, she trades her cowboy hat for a helmet and discovers that her new “horse” is perfect for riding the trails. This entertaining picture book features a spunky protagonist, whose folksy narrative delivers a supportive message about the rewards of imaginative play and finding unexpected fun. The colorful, animated illustrations, filled with amusing details, set Nellie Sue’s cowgirl-imagined world in familiar, contemporary settings, all touched with plenty of pink. Grades K-2. --Shelle Rosenfeld

Review

"The cover may lure readers into Nellie Sue's pink cowgirl world, but it's her hopeful, unbroken spirit that'll win 'em over." --Kirkus

"Perfect for one-on-one sharing or reading alone, this is a cowgirl story that readers will take to heart." --School Library Journal

See all Editorial Reviews
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Lexile Measure: 650L (What's this?)
  • Series: Every Cowgirl
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers (February 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525421645
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525421641
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.4 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Rebecca Janni learned early on that biking was the best way to get around the neighborhood and reading was the best way to get around the world. On a bus ride home from school, Rebecca confided to a friend that she was working on a novel about a girl and her horse. She never finished the novel, but a horse of a different hoof shows up in Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse and Every Cowgirl Needs Dancing Boots, both published by Dutton Children's Books. Rebecca has two more picture books forthcoming and lots of other projects on her desk, including a middle grade novel without any horses. She has a master's degree in English education and has taught high school and college English and creative writing. Today, she divides her time between volunteering, adjunct teaching, and writing -- all of which take a back seat to motherhood! She lives in Iowa with her husband, four children, Greg the Gecko, and a big-hearted dog named Mickey. She loves to read and bike with her family, but not at the same time.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By alex777 on July 16, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Every little girl will fell in love with the character of Nellie Sue. She has a

fantastic and very colorful imagination. She sees what others cannot really see---her own

horse in inside her mind. He created a world of fantasy of her own. Its what every child

should experience the wonder of magical horse of pure wonder and imagination. I'm sure this

book will win the heart of every little girl out there.Horses: Kids book of fun facts & amazing pictures on animals in nature
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 1, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book is a little off-beat...just enough to make a six-year-old laugh, and the artwork is adorable. I bought the whole series, and each one is good. Sometimes as time goes on, the books go "downhill", but this author keeps the quality up, and each book stands alone very well. I think the reading level is average 1st grade, so they were a bit simple for her
to read, but the stories made them enjoyable. If you're only going to buy one of the series...get this one.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Engel on December 25, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My lil 3 year old granddaughter loves horses. This is such a cute story. I gave it to her for Christmas. Of course she loved the cover and I'm sure the story too! It may be more for a 4 - 5 year old, depends on how child listens to stories.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
All the girls at our school library love this series. WE have now set up an area just for cowboys and cowgirls and this is a wonderful addition to our group. WHAT TO READ NEXT. GRANDMA'S PUPPY: THE FUN PUPPY http://www.amazon.com/Grandmas-Puppies-Puppy-Cordia-Bernal/dp/1480814369/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428946784&sr=8-1&keywords=grandma%27s+puppy+the+fun+puppy
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Juli on May 22, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 3 1/2 year old daughter has this entire book memorized (she had it memorized after only a couple of weeks) and reads it to me now. Its a really cute book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By FortWorthReader on April 22, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book arrived in great condition and on time. It's such a cute story! Will be a great gift to give the little cowgirls in my life.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Nellie Sue desperately wants a horse for her birthday and when she gets a bike uses her imagination to picture a horse and come to acceptance of her gift. My daughter enjoyed the book although it did fuel her own desire for a horse for her birthday.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Mary Stebbins on March 31, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love this book! My granddaughter is newly 4 and has been taking pony riding lessons for a few months now. This is a perfect book for her! She loves the story and the brightly colored pictures. Love it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse
This item: Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse
Price: $14.04
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?