“Continuing her singsong journeys, Peck takes readers on a jaunty pony ride ‘way out West.’ Cowpokes ride the trail and get up close with a variety of regional animals before safely returning home. The rich mixture of imagination, real animals, and exuberant rhyming make this a solid choice for story time or anytime.”
—Jeanette Larson, children’s literature consultant
“Jan Peck brings the West to life for children with rhythmic and enchanting lyrics about horny toads, prairie dogs, armadillos, jackrabbits, roadrunners, longhorns, and buffalo.”
—Glenn Dromgoole, author of Good Night Cowboy and Good Night Cowgirl
“The prose is charming and sparkling with animation. It will ignite children’s imaginations.”
—Debbie Raindl, children’s services, John Ed Keeter Public Library, Saginaw, TX
An assortment of friendly desert animals greets a young cowgirl as she heads out West on her pony. Along the way, she says “Howdy!” to a scampering jackrabbit, a howling coyote, and a charging buffalo as she trots farther down the trail. Readers are introduced to these regional critters of the West before arriving to the surprise—and endearing—ending.
Renowned author Jan Peck and award-winning illustrator Herb Leonhard come together for this Western-inspired children’s book. Written in rhythmic verse and filled with vibrant illustrations, this educational tale is sure to enlighten readers while capturing their imaginations.