|A forward-backward, cross country, A-to-Z, there-and-back-again, search-and-find book!
Join the Crooked River cowboys on a trail ride! Saddle up and find your way from ranch headquarters to the cattle pens out on the range, and to the cowboys' camp for a chuck wagon meal, and then head on back home to the ranch, this time by a different path.
In each maze, find eight cowhands on the trail. Check out the remuda, the herd of spare horses brought along for the cowboys, and look for Cloud, the white horse. Where's the chuck wagon on the way out? Find Charlie the cook. How many times do the cowboys ford a river? To help Crooked River Ranch wrangle its herd, keep count of the cattle along the way. And look out for the wily coyote! – he is hiding in every maze.
Roxie Munro, with her eye-popping and intricate artwork, invites children to trail through aerial mazes, each one dovetailing into the one following, making discoveries deep down in every canyon and over each hill. As young readers search out the trail through the western landscapes, they can try the "ABC Challenge", finding the hidden letter shape on each page, or play "Alphabet Travel." No one will get lost or bumfuzzled because answer keys conclude the adventure.
Texas-born ROXIE MUNRO is an award-winning illustrator/author who lives in New York City, and she has brought joy to many parents and children with her books for young readers. Her Inside-Outside series includes The Inside-Outside Book of Texas and The Inside-Outside Book of New York City , a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. She has illustrated and authored Ranch and illustrated Learn Chess Fast for Bright Sky Press; her Mazescapes has been published not only in English but also in Dutch, French and Italian. Roxie is also illustrator of Feathers, Flaps and Flops: Fabulous Early Flyers, written by her husband, Bo Zaunders.
1997 Independent Publisher Awards Winner!
Children's Interactive - Bronze Medal