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3.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  18 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Painted mountains at daybreak.Rising slowly, cowpokes wake. They don their boots and hats and chaps, down their flapjacks, then it's up into the saddle and off they go. through the chaparral and sage on their ponies, roping strays. Young children will be enchanted with this charming good-night book, filled with wonderfully endearing cowboys, busy from dawn to dusk.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 29th 1999 by Harpercoll (first published September 29th 1996)
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Jan 31, 2011 Elise rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
This is a cute read-aloud book about what a cowboy ("cowpoke") does! I'm not sure why other reviewers only gave it two stars, but I think it is great! The pictures are lovely, the words have nice imagery, and the characters are cute. If your child loves horses or cowboys, check this out from the library!
Feb 03, 2012 Amy rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, reviewed
For the most part I agree with Elise's review of Cowpokes. There really isn't a whole lot about this book to not like.

My nephew and I read this book together, and he did seem to be rather pleased with the pictures, but I think that the story was a little thin for him, actually. There were only about 75 words in this story, and while they're well chosen, I just think my nephew was kind of left waiting for the point.

Cowpokes is probably a good bedtime story for a little kid, perhaps a little boy
Jan 28, 2014 Beverly rated it liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Very nice, cartooney watercolors, showing multi-ethnic cowpokes.
Dec 31, 2015 Angela rated it liked it
A nice, gentle poem about what cowboys do. The illustrations are lovely, and would work much better as a one-on-one book than a storytime book. There is a mischievous prairie dog that kids can find on each page, as well as a kid cowpoke with his teddy bear.

Probably would be a good bedtime book for a cowboy obsessed kid.
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