for Horse in the House by Erica Silverman and Betsy Lewin
Cowgirl Kate is surprised to find her horse Cocoa in her bedroom early one morning. Taking advantage of the adults’ absence, Cocoa has set out to explore new territory, certain that the house will be an improvement over his boring barn. Swirling water in the toilet, fake fruit in a bowl, and the lack of a horse-sized stall are disappointments, but the contents of the refrigerator make Cocoa sure that he’s found the ideal living quarters. Fortunately, Kate knows how to change his mind. She lists many of the barn’s qualities: Sunlight filters in through the cracks in the walls, it smells of saddle leather and fresh hay, it sounds of horses “snorting and stomping, nickering and neighing,” but best of all, Kate loves that Cocoa is there. The newest segment in this popular easy-reading series is presented in five short chapters with full-page illustrations. (Ages 4–8)
CCBC Choices 2010. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010. Used with permission.
In this fifth book in the series, Cocoa nudges his way right into Cowgirl Kate's house. He pokes his head through every doorway and finally decides to live in the best stall of all--the kitchen. What's a cowgirl to do? Well, whether under one roof--or two--there's no doubt these buckaroos will be pals forever!
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