Sunday, March 31, 2013

Pirates vs. Cowboys by Aaron Reynolds

The title on this book caught my attention immediately.  If you've been looking for a good story for you little one to enjoy, this one fits the bill.

A A Knopf sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It's been published, so you can find a copy now at your local bookstore.

Burnt Beard the pirate is looking for somewhere to stash his loot.  All the usual places are full.  It's his bad luck to visit Old Cheyenne and run into Black Bob McKraw.  Neither one understands what the other one is saying and a fight looks inevitable...

How can you not love a book that has the line:  "His gang of rip-roarin' rustlers were nastier than week-old chili, and twice as gassy." 

David Barneda did the illustrations, which are priceless.  They fit the rollicking tale and are just as silly as the characters.  You'll be amazed by ending, too.  It's a great book!

Happy reading.  

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