Nellie Sue dreams of being a cowgirl and she narrates the story as if she's working on a ranch, but the pictures show the reality that she's a suburban kid. Her dad buys her a bike as a gift and she sees it as a horse. All she really needs is a horse. Can her imagination pull her through when she doesn't get a real horse for her birthday; but something else that is lots of fun and will help her get where she needs to go? There are several photos of Nellie Sue completing chores and in the illustration there is a small picture of her doing the cowgirl version of the chore. If you have a young horse lover.
However, a cowgirl in the city may get a different sort of steed. We also handed out small bags with a Thank You note attached to it, so the kids could pick up the piñata prizes. At first you think she is going to buck at the idea of getting a bike instead of a horse, expecially when she falls off the bike. The story is all about her dreams of a horse and her trying to convince her parents to get her a horse. Avril for sharing Nellie Sue with the wider world. This is a great book to promote imagination in children which is something that I think is very important in child play as they grow up. There's a lot of imagery in here language arts teachers could use to teach that literary tool.
Whether it is cleaning up the animal sty picking up her stuffed animals or rounding up cattle getting the neighborhood kids together for her birthday party , she does it like a true cowgirl. This book was cute, but ultimately I couldn't relate to the material for obvious reasons. We also provided hats, bandanas and badges. This book is very interesting and creative to me because it reminds children that it is okay to use your imagination and bring it to life. All she really needs is a horse.
Throughout the entire book the main character is using her imagination to pretend that she is a cowgirl. Children assume that if you are a cowgirl, you must talk a certain way and always be wearing a hat. But perhaps that's a bit much for my birthday theme storytime? Whether it is cleaning up the animal sty picking up her stuffed animals or rounding up cattle getting the neighborhood kids together for her birthday party , she does it like a true cowgirl. Also provides a good opportunity to talk about how to deal with disappointment and unrealistic expectations. I liked the book well enough to recommend it for some school library collections. She gets ready for her party by dressing in riding gear, from a pink cowboy hat to pink chaps.
That is fine by Nellie Sue, the bike is the best horse that a cowgirl like her could ask for. Activities for Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse by Rebecca Janni Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse Details This is a really fun book! Her parents buy her a horse if her own a bicycle the girl describes even her chores using her imagination in terms of horses and uses her imagination to tu My young daughter loves horses, and a friend have her this book. I was afraid she wouldn't understand the parents gift in comparison with what Nellie Sue really wanted. Throughout the entire book the main character is using her imagination to pretend that she is a cowgirl. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew figures on the sides of his vehicle.
After going through a variety of chores showing her parents that she is responsible enough to care for a horse, her party arrives. She learns to ride it as if she was in control just like as if it were one of her horses on her ranch. Also provides a good opportunity to talk about how to deal with disappointment and unrealistic expectations. Then she rode again, and then she imagined having a real horse. She sees what others cannot really see---her own horse in inside her mind. It's as if she was destined to be cleaning trough's and riding horses. I love the map in the beginning showing Nellie Sue's plan for housing her birthday horse.
Great parents who play along with her imagination. The girl in the story wants a horse. Instead of being disappointed she decides to work with what she has been given and that is an important lesson to teach children today. Nellie Sue and family also use a bit of vernacular, so the book could help introduce that. The main character really wants a horse for her birthday.
The horse is actually a bike. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. In Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse , Nellie Sue takes pride in her work around the house as she puts her own cowgirl spin on all of her chores. I was nervous it would be like a cowgirl Pinkalicious shudder! There is no question as to whether Nellie Sue follows that motto or not. My urban students wouldn't necessarily connect with the cowgirl theme. It is a very silly, fun and creative book that many young girls would see as inspiration.
Following are all the fun details that we came up with. Finally Nellie Sue is presented with a beautiful steed that is ready for riding. When her horse comes in the form of a bike instead, she isn't quite sure what to think--but a cowgirl's not a quitter so she gives it her best. Basically, we could have had the ponies and nothing else, it was all the kids wanted to do! Although the vast majority of books that have Lexile measures did not change, a small subset of books required updated Lexile measures. He created a world of fantasy of her own.
Really cute book, I imagine we will be checking it out again and again. We love that she talks like a cowgirl and does cowgirl things even though she lives in town. To decorate the tables and hay bales I purchased some fun bright pink polka dotted material to lay in the center of the table. She went all the way down the hill and she fell into the garden. I'm sure this book will win the heart of every little girl out there.