Monday, May 1, 2017

The Little Crooked Bookshelf + a Giveaway!

Cowboy Car 
by Jeanie Franz Ransom
illustrated by Ovi Nedelcu

This week's pick is from cottager Anika Denise

**To enter to win a copy, please leave a comment below this post.**

What it's all about ...
[Jacket Flap]: Ever since Little Car was knee-high to his daddy’s hubcaps, he’s wanted to be a cowboy. Cowboys get to drive the range, wear big hats, and sleep under the stars. Everyone tells Little Car that cars can’t be cowboys, but he can’t stop dreaming of rounding up lil’ dogies by day and talking around the campfire at night. So Little Car packs his trunk and heads Out West. Vroom! Can he prove he has what it takes to be a true cowboy? 

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf …
We are a bit vehicle-book obsessed at the Little Crooked Cottage, and Cowboy Car with its zippy fifty-gallon hat-wearing protagonist, went rootin' and tootin' right into our hearts.

Favorite lines/illustration:
"You did a pretty good job this week," Dusty said that night.
"Let's see how you do tomorrow at the rodeo."
Little Car did a brake dance.
Was he finally going to be a COWBOY?

Why kids will love it …
Cowboy Car is just plain adorable. It's a gentle, easy read that is sure to be a hit with the car and/or cowboy/cowgirl-loving set.

Why grown-ups will love it …
Grown-ups will enjoy it for the same reasons kids do: it's a sweet story with plenty of fun vehicular puns sprinkled in. Plus, parents and teachers can reinforce positive messages with the themes of overcoming obstacles and chasing your dreams.

Want to win a copy of COWBOY CAR for your little cowpoke or classroom? Enter to win by leaving a comment below. The winner will be chosen on Monday, May 15!


  1. Brake dance--very cute! Looks like a funny book! Thanks for sharing, Anika :).

  2. This sounds super cute, and what a perfect mash-up! I love the combination of car and cowboy--very unique and creative.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy. : )

  3. Bright illustrations and funny text. Looks great!