on July 3, 2015
My 1.5-year-old grandson and I absolutely LOVE this book and have read it probably 100 times so far (at least five times in a row per sitting). There is something irresistibly cute about that picture on the cover--the tough-cowboy face, the wide cowboy stance, the hat and the whole outfit on such a little guy--and inside you have these great pictures of the hard-working cowboy who takes a break in the ranch house with his horse, Thunder, who makes "Tex" give the most adorable sweet smile when he nuzzles the boy. My grandson and I delight in the transition from dreamy Luke to--on the next page--spoken in a gruff cowboy voice by both of us--"TEX!!" A really delightful book, so fun to read together.
on January 11, 2012
We got this little book from grandad who got it from a contact he met while he was in the States. We all (ages 2,5 and 8 and adults)thought it was a (deceptively) simple and imaginative piece. It is wonderfully understated, beautifully illustrated and not too cutesy (although perhaps the title 'Tex; a book for little dreamers' does sound a little fey.)We'd definitely read others like this and have recommended it to several other 'horsey' families here in Ireland. Simple ideas are always best and this little 'wish-fulfilment' idea really works. We look forward to others and will keep an eye out on US Amazon (it's not available on the UK site).