“I hear that becoming a cowboy can be dangerous. Especially if you don’t know the rules.
I don’t know the rules.”
It’s a good thing Conrad brought his Mega Ultimate Extreme First Aid Kit to Uncle Clint’s ranch because learning how to be a cowboy turns out to be a lot harder—and more painful—than he thought. Conrad has a lot to learn – including don’t squat with spurs on and never wave your red sweatshirt at a bull. But the biggest challenge of all is dealing with Imogene Louise Lathrup, the know-it-all-cowgirl next door. When Imogene shows up, she is all too happy to point out Conrad’s shortcomings. In this follow-up to their debut hit Pirates on the Farm, author Denette Fretz and illustrator Gene Barretta team up once again to tell a humorous tale about what it means to love your neighbor.
This wasn’t my favorite children’s book I have read. I didn’t really like the characters, the idea behind it. It had some ironic humor that I don’t really care for. The illustrations are alright. I didn’t like the idea of the “Rules of being a Cowboy” that was half-emphasized.
Nor did I feel that the concept of “love thy neighbor” was emphasized either. It isn’t a book I would really like to read to my children.