This book....! Oh my goodness I love it!
Obviously I have a soft spot for cowboys. That is what marrying a cowboy from Colorado does for you.
In this book, Hoefler shows a softer, deeper side to cowboys.
"At night, they sing lullabies over the calls of coyotes"
The strength of true gentleness
And these pictures.... love, love, love! I always enjoy Jonathan Bean's illustrations, even when they vary wildly, such as in At Night and this book.
Cowboys are not the careless devils they are made out to be. They aren't stupid. You can't do much when you leg is infected from a cacti puncture or your arms are blistered with sunburn.
Real cowboys ask for help.
I just love how Hoefler takes cowboy stereotypes and turns them on their head.
The dust... so evocative!
This picture. I mean, LOOK AT IT. Doesn't it do something to your heart?
I don't understand the art, but I do love it!
ISN'T THIS BOOK AWESOME?!?!
It is. It really, really is. I want to frame most of the pictures and teach my kids the word.
Ask for help.
See people, not races.
Never think a girl can't rope as well as a boy.