Picture Books that Delight and Inform

A Wild Cowboy


A Wild Cowboy
by Danna Smith
illustrated by Laura Freeman
ISBN 10: 078-6819316
ISBN 13: 978-0786819317


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When a little boy gets set to spend a day a grandma's, he's really preparing  to go on the cowboy ride of his dreams.  with his imagination in tow, he and is pardner (brother) ride their horses (Mom and Dad) to meet their ranch hand (Grandma). After having a great day doing all the things that cow folk do, this fantastic adventure ends in a reassuringly way as the cowboy and his "horse" are reunited just in time to be tucked into bed  

Discussion Guide: Reading Questions, Cowpoke Art, Charades, and Music.

A Wild Cowboy Discussion Guide (pdf)




"Children who love to pretend will see themselves in this imaginative boy who blazes his own trail."

School Library Journal

 ​​"The story has a natural flow, like a child's stream of consciousness."

Awards & Honors

Nominee for the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award
Creative Child Magazine Top Creative Toy Award - Seal of Excellence