'No doubt about it, folks knew Boyd and Calliope were different from the moment they rode onto the Double R Ranch.' Cowboy Boyd and Calliope the Rhino are searching for a place in the West that they could call home. They stop at Rancher Rosie's, and she gives them a work trial which goes badly. But Cowboy Boyd has 'a real strong belief in Calliope' who really tries her best (ker-thud!). Ultimately Calliope wins over the ranch hands with her friendliness and positive attitude.--Judy is our lead children's book buyer at Tattered CoverI've got 'a real strong belief' in this charming, funny, happy, life-affirming, great read-aloud story. " ~Judy
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.
About the Author
LISA MOSER is the author of Squirrel's World, which is on the 2010–2011 Texas Bluebonnet Master List; The Monster in the Backpack; Watermelon Wishes; Kisses on the Wind, which received an Oppenheimer Toy Gold Seal; Perfect Soup; and Railroad Hank. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Marty, and their daughter, Lydia.
SEBASTIAAN VAN DONINCK grew up in a small town surrounded by cows, trees, and twelve brothers and sisters. Today he is an illustrator and teacher living in Antwerp, Belgium.
Praise for Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope…
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2013:"A ten-gallon hat full of fun, with a heartfelt message to boot."