|Put on your boots and chaps and rustle up your little cowboys and cowgirls to the latest treat from renowned children's author and artist, Roxie Munro. In Ranch, Munro uses rich detailings and spatial art to depict life on a western cattle ranch. With breathtaking watercolors that are reminiscent of the postcards from the 1930s, Munro once again delights her early readers with a combination of visual and mental fun. Through finding and counting games, Ranch presents vignettes of a working cattle operation, with scenes including the corral, bunkhouse, cook shack, office and open range, among others. Little cowpokes will love the hours spent spying out strange Texas critters such as javelinas, armadillos, roadrunners, and horned toads, while learning to count and recognize the vocabulary of a real ranch. Each double-page spread is filled with Munro's lavish and imaginative drawings, culminating in a tremendous bird's eye view of all the elements as one final ranch. Keys to the finding and counting games are included.
ROXIE MUNRO, born in Texas, is an artist, author and illustrator living in New York City. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections, and fourteen of her paintings have graced the cover of The New Yorker. She has authored twenty-two books, including the Inside-Outside series, which is loved by teachers and students alike. The Inside-Outside Book of New York City was named "Best Illustrated Book" by The New York Times. Others in Ms. Munro's Inside-Outside series include Washington D.C, Libraries, Paris, and Texas. Ms. Munro lives with her husband, Bo Zaunders, a writer and photographer.