Bibliographic Information: Demarest, Chris. The Cowboy ABC. New York: DK Publishing Inc, 1999. Print.
Brief Annotation: This story addresses every letter of the alphabet while tying each letter back to western lifestyles. It is a fun way to show letters in a themed direction.
Grade Level: K-1
Readers who will like this: Readers who are learning to memorize their alphabet, or are learning how to sound each letter out will find this book extremely helpful.
Rating/ Response: 4 – This book is fun, and can be entertaining to boys who have a passion for cowboys. It can be fun for them to relate to something of their gender for once.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What do you know about cowboys and western lifestyles?
Reading Strategy: Free Choice (Picture)
Rationale for Strategy: Students will correlate letters to objects of many sorts.
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