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Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse Hardcover – February 23, 2010

4.7 out of 5 stars 67 customer reviews
Book 1 of 5 in the Every Cowgirl books Series

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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

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"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
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Lexile Measure: AD650L (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: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,557 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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
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I bought this book based solely on the reviews, which were stellar. When I got it and read it I couldn't help but wonder what book the previous reviewers could have been reading? It was just OK. Maybe I'm asking too much from a children's book.
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The book isn't well written. If you're expecting a cute story about a little girl and her pony, think again. It's a sad birthday girl that thinks she's getting a pony only to be disappointed by a bike.... that she can't ride.... What a dumb name for a fittingly awful story.
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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.
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I gave this to my sister as a birthday present. She is well over 13 but loved it very much. Said it was a pretty cool book. Unfortunately, the first copy that was sent to her was pretty damaged and had to be returned, but she had the 2nd copy in her hands with just a couple of days. It was very easy to return the 1st copy, too.
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I have 2 little boys, this book was given to me in a huge pile of books. When I grabbed it I thought for sure I'd hear complaints about a "girl book" thanks to school....but nope no complaints.

I love the watercolor, it's vibrant but still looks like a kids book. This is an adorable story about a girl who wants a horse for her birthday, but gets a new bike instead. My boys were very interested in why she got a bike, all her chores, and everything that "cowgirls/boys" like.

Very cute.
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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.
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I got this book as part of a baby shower gift for a horse lover. I thought it was sweet story and the soon to be mom loved it & can't wait to read it to her precious little girl! It was received in good shape and in a timely manner. Thank you!
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