Book Review: Tex

Luke is a little boy who lives by the sea but wants to be a cowboy in the West. In the picture book by Dorie McCullough Lawson, readers get to share his dream.

What happens when a little boy who lives near the ocean dreams of tall mountains to climb, wide open fields to run through, dusty boots to stomp, and a pony for a best friend?

Tex, by Dorie McCullough Lawson

Tex, by Dorie McCullough Lawson

He becomes Tex, a rugged little cowboy with a great big job. Tex works on the Wymont Ranch out West. Each day on the ranch is full of important responsibilities.Tex has animals to look after and ranch chores to do.

In this engaging tale that deftly connects the power of a child's imagination with the very real charm related to the day-to-day existence on a working ranch, readers follow Tex through his day, meet his friends (four-legged and two), and wind up in some unexpected places.

Illustrated with beautiful, authentic photographs, Tex is sure to win the hearts of little dreamers everywhere.

Tex, written by Dorie McCullough Lawson, daughter of David McCullough, is available at HorseBooksEtc.com for $15.95 plus shipping.