Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope

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Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope
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4+
Release Date
August 27, 2013
ISBN
978-0375870569
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There's no other horse quite like Calliope. She's short. She's slow. She's lumpy. She's a rhinoceros. Still, Cowboy Boyd has a real strong belief in Calliope and her ability to help out the crew at the Double R Ranch. Boyd and Calliope try to prove themselves to the ranchers by rounding up strays and hauling posts, but it just doesn't look like it's going to work out. That is, until a storm drives all the cattle away from the ranch. They need someone real special to bring them back. . . . 

Lisa Moser brings her trademark humor and strong structure to this smart and silly story of a cowboy and his beloved steed—a rhinoceros.

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Adorably funny with a great message!
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Who would even think that a rhinoceros would make a great addition to a ranch? Cowboy Boyd does and he fights for his steed to become a member of the Double D Ranch. My children and I absolutely loved this book. First off, it allowed us to use our southern twang, which was extremely fun. Secondly, it is a wonderful book about not judging a "book by it's cover". After all, Calliope is not a horse, she is a rhino! Slim, Hardtack and Rancher Rose comment on how short, dusty, unusual and lumpy Calliope is, but Cowboy Boyd stands up for her the entire book! What a wonderful message to children about standing by our friends and not judging someone on how they look.

When a strong storm passes through, and the cattle are scattered, Calliope rises to the challenge and proves that she is indeed a wonderful addition to the Double D Ranch. My family had a blast reading this story over and over, and cheered for Calliope the entire time.

Thank you Lisa Moser for such a cute, lovable book with a great message for everyone!
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