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Rodeo Red and her hound dog Rusty are happier than two buttons on a new shirt 'til Side Swiping Slim shows up. Red's sure anyone who hollers that much'll be hauled to the edge of town and told to skedaddle, but her parents are smitten. When Slim sets his eye on Rusty, Red'd better figure out a way to save her best friend in all the world. Can she bargain with a varmint?...

Title : Rodeo Red
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ISBN : 9781561458165
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Rodeo Red Reviews

  • Benji Martin
    2019-01-29 15:56

    I love this one. It reminds me a little of mustache baby which was a huge hit with my students. I also like how the mom is the sheriff and the dad is the deputy.

  • Morgan
    2019-02-18 22:43

    Silly, rhyming, sweet. Wish this one was just a wee bit shorter so I could resurrect my southern drawl and read it to every kid everywhere all the time without their eyes glazing over. Molly Idle's artwork makes me happier than a dead pig in sunshine.

  • Ella Drayton
    2019-02-14 16:58

    Rodeo Red has already become a favorite at my house! I read it to my daughter and she loved it so much that we had to read it three more times before bedtime. This is one of the cutest children's books I've seen in a long time and I absolutely adore the fact that Rodeo Red is a little girl; a cowgirl. It also helped me teach my daughter a lesson on compromise and how sometimes you have to share with your siblings even if they are stinky and not much fun to play with. Would give it more stars if I could. Loved it!

  • Serenity
    2019-02-19 15:40

    *I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher*This story is absolutely adorable. Red and her trusty sidekick, Rusty, are a happy pair until Slim shows up and steals Rusty away. Any child who has had to deal with younger siblings will enjoy this story. Red's failed attempts to get Rusty back will strike a chord, and her success will hopefully encourage kids to seek more peaceful solutions. The illustrations are fairly simple but very effective and do a great credit to the story.

  • Samantha
    2019-02-10 18:33

    A simple story about an older sibling's battle to get a beloved stuffed animal out of the clutches of a new baby brother's hands told in a clever southern/cowboy flair.Very funny read aloud set against pencil illustrations. Highly recommended for PreK-2.

  • Angela
    2019-01-24 16:54

    I adore Molly idle's illustrations and the text here is delightfully genius. So creative and funny.

  • Sarah
    2019-02-08 18:45

    Utterly charming. From the tongue-in-cheek text to the simple illustrations to the spirited heroine, I throughly enjoyed saddling up for this read.

  • Wallis Chan
    2019-01-28 15:37

    Both the artwork and story are outstanding. I especially loved the artwork. It was very cute and nostalgic. Highly recommended.

  • Alexandria
    2019-02-14 16:43

    The story is very clever and the main character is very strong minded and witty. I loved how the voice of the main character never faltered. She always had a south-western tone to her voice. This is a great book for a teacher to do a lesson on voice of character or how to stay persistent with how a character sounds. I can also see myself putting my own future children to bed while reading them this story. It is a fun and adventurous story that has a few lessons to tell.

  • Diane
    2019-02-11 23:00

    Dealing with a new sibling is always a challenge, and even more when the territorial issues are challenged. This delightful story will be a hit as Rodeo Red tries to take control of her property. All is lost until a package comes in the mail. A great read aloud, or one-on-one.

  • Nancy
    2019-02-11 17:32

    This is one of the best children's books I've ever read to my classes. The first time I read it, I naturally fell into using a cowgirl accent. There's no other way to rad it out loud. The kid's love it.

  • Miss Ryoko
    2019-01-19 21:55

    Soooooooooooo cute!!!!! I was really worried that Molly Idle's illustrations were going to carry this story, but the story was told in such a fun way, the illustrations just amplified the fun storytelling! A great pairing!!

  • The Brothers
    2019-02-13 23:00

    A fun story of a young cowgirl dealing with her toy-rustling baby sibling. Must be read with a cowboy drawl.Illustrations are charming.

  • Skari
    2019-01-24 18:37

    Super cute, very fun to read, got to bring out a southern drawl.

  • Vera Godley
    2019-02-13 16:37

    This is definitely a cute book and cute story. The text is "cowboynese" with a heaping of tough cowboy slang thrown in. While I prefer books to use correct grammar, I can see the use of this in a story. Obviously, a parent or older reader will need to explain the use of poor grammar and slang to the children. I do object to the use of a "dadburnit" in the story.The story opens with Red as the lone cowboy on the ranch until a sideswiping Slim (new baby in family) arrives. As Red goes through the adjustment of a baby crying, tugging, crawling, walking, and taking stuff we see the illustration depict the baby and Red also growing physically. But Red simply doesn't want to have her territory or stuff messed with, yet that is simply what babies do. Rodeo Red gets in trouble with the Sheriff (Mom) and Deputy (Dad). But resolution does come.The book has no teaching how a child can adjust to a newcomer in the family or how to learn to share space and toys. Some might find this a fault. I didn't because I think sometimes our books moralize too much. Red creates her own way to get her prize possession back from Slim without hurting him. Petty creative.Love the illustrations and character's expressions. Love the growth of the two children as the story progresses. The "jail" is the back of the chair. The illustrated "largeness" of the Deputy when he confronts Red for wrong doing. Just good stuff.DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Peachtree Publishing to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I received no compensation for this review.

  • Matthew Winner
    2019-01-26 22:40

    Book number three is called Rodeo Red. It's written by Maripat Perkins and illustrated by Molly Idle. This is Maripat's first book and it's outstanding. The text stands completely apart from the illustrations in that there are times when the text feels like it's going one direction and the illustrations are revealing something else. And that makes this book really magical. In this case there's a girl who loves cowboy stuff, western gear, western-themed things, and she is joined now by a new baby in the house. So she's struggling with where she fits in. Where's her place when this new partner comes to town. And it includes some sort of funny things like you would expect cowboys to take care of on the ranch like rattling up the cattle and moseying things from here to there. and defending your territory. But it's just done so well in the way that the text and the illustrations have to work hand-in-hand to work this story. And Molly's illustrations! You know her from Flora and the Penguin and Tea Rex and books like that, and these illustrations are no different. She's got beautiful, round lines. Very emotive characters. And the perspective she shows all the time just makes you feel like you're in an old western flick. It's really great! This book is called Rodeo Red, and I know you're gonna have a lot of fun reading it aloud.This review appears on an episode of the “Best Book Ever [this week]” segment of the Let’s Get Busy podcast. Check out the original post here:

  • Yvette
    2019-02-10 19:37

    I’m wishing I had a whole passel of young’uns to buy copies of this for, dadburnit! Rodeo Red is without a doubt one of the most charming and downright cute picture books I have read recently (and having recently become a great-aunt for the third time, I’ve been reading quite a few). The narrator is a little girl who goes by the name of Rodeo Red, and everything was fine until the Sheriff (Mom) and her deputy (Dad) brought Sideswiping Slim (baby brother) home. Before you know it, he’s swiped her stuffed hound dog Rusty and won’t give him back until Red manages to make a deal with him. A nice little lesson on negotiating and compromise, all wrapped up in a very fun story – best read with, oh let’s call it a “western prairie” accent. Books like this, written in a way that they are easily read with a fun voice, quickly become favorites. For me, this ranks right up there with Mem Fox’s Tough Boris. The illustrations are incredibly cute as well, and compliment the story. I especially liked the little touches, such as the sheriff's star shaped broach worn by the mother and the same shaped cufflinks worn by the father.My thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for providing a review e-book in exchange for an honest review. Honest, yes, but critical isn’t happening – I’m just too tickled by the fun of reading it!

  • M.M. Hudson
    2019-02-06 23:49

    Nothing is harder on kids than when another kid comes into the family, worse yet, to take toys! This is the case for Red when she gets a new baby brother who takes her beloved hound dog.I enjoyed watching Red try to figure out how to get her toy back even though she ended up in time out aka a jail cell which was the kitchen chair. The solution does eventually falls in her lap but it is the ingenuity that helps her.The book is written in a western kind of vibe complete with roping things and riding on a horse of the rocking variety. The book is told in first person by Rodeo Red who speaks in a western language. For example: wrestling up some grub and Slide Swiping Slim, the varmint. It is all very cute and a unique way to write.The illustrations are done in such a way that they give the old west kind of feel which adds to the book. Rodeo Red is dressed in cowgirl outfit right down to her boots.I would recommend this book be read with a parent who has a new child in the house. Children will get the concept of the book but may need some direction in what is appropriate behavior.All in all, this book gets a 4 star from me and a ye-haw!Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my open and honest review. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

  • Wayne McCoy
    2019-02-08 18:38

    'Rodeo Red' is the kind of kids picture book that I instantly wanted to read out loud in my best cowboy accent. It's an adorably illustrated book that instantly took my back to my favorite picture books growing up.Rodeo Red and her favorite dog Rusty are completely content until her little brother "Side Swiping Slim" shows up to ruing things for her. She appeals to her parents, I mean the sheriff and her deputy, but they don't se things Red's way. When Slim decides to take an interest in Rusty, then Red decides to take matters into her own hands. Can this cowgirl find justice in a town where her best dog's been dognapped?This was such a cute story, and I loved the illustrations by Molly Idle. They reminded me of classic Golden Books, and that's the best praise I could give any children's books. The story is great for any child who suddenly has to share space and belongings with a younger sibling. The prose is lilting and made me want to practice my Sam Elliott impersonation and russle up some young critters to read to.I received a review copy of this ebook from Peachtree Publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to read this wonderful children's ebook.

  • Larissa
    2019-02-14 19:59

    Perkins, Maripat, and Molly Schaar Idle. Rodeo Red. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. Ages 8-10. Rodeo Red is a story being told of how Rodeo Red has a best friend, which is her hound dog, Rusty. Rusty was her best friend, but then Sideswiping slim showed up, who is a baby in this story. Rodeo Red and Slim do not get along at first, because she ruins all of the things in which she makes, etc. and then one day she sees Slim sleeping with Rusty. Rusty gets extremely upset and doesn't want to let Rusty get taken by Slim so she tries to get him back. Her parents make her give him back to ensure that she doesn't start crying again, but eventually Slim gets her own toy to play with to make her happy and everything ends well. This is a simple, but yet fun story of how it is easy to get into arguments with siblings. I liked this book because it made me realize how silly and how dumb it seems to get into arguments like this. This is a story in which I am definitely able to relate to, because I am able to see how dumb it must have looked to other people the other arguments in which we have gotten into.

  • Margie
    2019-02-12 15:43

    Hands down the only thing more resilient than our canine companions are children. Their optimism, willingness to laugh and ability to readily forgive are astounding. It can also be said there are a couple of things near and dear to their hearts. Their best friends are extremely important whether it's a real person, a pet, a stuffed animal or an imaginary being. If this pal should suddenly vanish, it's cause for a major ruckus. Also of value is their position in the family hierarchy, especially if they are a first child.If the loss of this status as the only child should coincide with the disappearance of their best buddy, you might want to take cover. In her debut picture book author Maripat Perkins takes a look at this unwelcome scenario giving it an Old West slant. With the illustrations of Caldecott Honor winner (Flora and the Flamingo) Molly Idle Rodeo Red (Peachtree Publishers, March 1, 2015) is a rootin' tootin' romp.My full recommendation:

  • Nell Adams
    2019-01-21 15:57

    This book has a great storyline to it. It is about a girl who thinks she is a cowgirl. She has boots a hat, wears a handkerchief around her neck, and even has a dog, a stuffed one of course. She calls her mom a ranger and her new little brother Slim, Sideswiping Slim. Throughout the story, we learn that Rodeo Red, the little girl, starts to get really annoyed with Slim because he ruins all of her things. One day Slim takes her dog rusty and will not return him to her. He would cry every time she tried to take him back, and it got to the point where nothing was going to work. Until she got a late birthday present in the mail from Aunt Sal. The present was a new stuffed animal which she tricked Slim into taking so that she could have her dog, Rusty, back. This story had great illustrations in it. They were detailed and colorful. A teacher can use this when teaching how to share or even teaching what the west is like. It was an attention-getting book and did not lose my focus one bit.

  • Caryn Caldwell
    2019-02-06 17:55

    The minute Rodeo Red is introduced to her baby brother, she knows there will be trouble. Sure enough, he adores going into her territory and messing with her stuff. Worst of all, he steals her favorite stuffed animal. Rodeo Red won't stand for it; unfortunately, her parents find her ways of coping less than kind, and she ends up in a timeout -- minus her stuffed dog. Can she win this battle in a way that makes everyone happy?Rodeo Red is a smart, spunky protagonist. Readers who have ever had to share toys with little siblings will be especially sympathetic to her plight. The book just begs to be read aloud in the reader's very best cowgirl accent, making it tons of fun to share either one-on-one or with a class. While it would be an entertaining anytime read, the abundance of colorful similes and metaphors make it the perfect accompaniment to a lesson on figures of speech and/or creating vivid writing.

  • Becky B
    2019-02-18 15:56

    Rodeo Red is quite satisfied with her life with her dog Rusty and the Sheriff and Deputy (aka Dad and Mom). Then one day Slim waltzes into their lives. At first Red doesn't see much of a problem with Slim, but then he becomes mobile and starts getting into her things. When Slim kidnaps Rusty, it is the very last straw. She's ready to ship Slim out, but the Sheriff and Deputy don't agree. Thanks to a timely gift, Red sees a solution to the Rusty question and everyone ends up happy.An absolutely delightful story about a little girl getting used to having a little brother. Some children may get lost in the vocabulary, but adults will likely enjoy the way Rodeo Red sounds 100% like a girl way out West. (Some of her metaphors were hilarious!) A fun story that would be fantastic as a read aloud, and of course a good chance to talk to kids about ways to work out issues with siblings. Oh, and Molly Idle's illustrations are adorably perfect as always.

  • Elaine
    2019-01-21 16:00

    Every so often I come across a great book that'll keep me smiling just thinking about it - this is one of those books!Rodeo Red is a cowgirl and her hound dog Rusty have a great life - until Side Swiping Slim shows up in town! Despite the noise he makes, her parents seem smitten with the varmint! When Slim collars Rusty and refuses to give him back Red knows she has to find a way to rescue him but her parents won’t help her, she has to do this on her own. What can she do? Will Rusty be dognapped by Slim forever? How can she get him back again?What a fantastic, cute, funny story about coping with the arrival of a new sibling that many older siblings will easily relate to! The story is told from Red’s perspective, will attractive illustrations to enhance the tale. Children will relate easily to this and really enjoy it - and the ending is great!

  • Jennifer Strong
    2019-01-28 15:55

    Rodeo Red has had her trusty hound dog, Rusty, by her side since she was itty bitty. When a new baby, Sideswiping Slim, joins the family all Red's toys and things go missing or get messed with. One day Rusty becomes Slim's aim. As Red desperately tries to get him back the mail arrives- Aunt Sal has sent a fluffy white cat for Red. Red pretends the fur ball is the best thing ever. Slim takes notice and swaps Rusty for the puffy feline.This book is fabulous and hilarious! The illustrations are top notch and the text has a cowboy twang to it (there are also several funny similes and silly descriptions included). I like that Red was determined to get Rusty back, and after a few failed attempts finally succeeded. I also like that the text creates a feeling of actually being in an old western, but the story is actually about a little girl and her new baby brother.

  • Lynn
    2019-01-30 17:56

    This is the first picture book I've read in a long time in which I could discern the story from the pictures. Bravo!Clever use of the cowboy theme and language, but done in such a way that even children not familiar with cowboys will understand what is happening (due to the illustrations greatly supporting the text). Would be great to use for figurative language!I love the eyes and facial expressions, but I do wish the pictures were a little darker rather than so soft and pale. On the other hand, it might not have the tenderness this portrays.Can't wait to share this with my red-headed grandchildren. The two-year-old brother just wrote all over the six-year old sister's American doll. He's now for sale.

  • mg
    2019-01-26 21:44

    If you liked Mustache Baby, you'll love this one. A new baby in the house wrecks havoc on the older siblings' lives. Uses the same type of language as Mustache Baby as well ("Rusty and me had always been happier than two buttons on a new shirt..." and "I went back to my ranch feeling lower than a prairie dog's basement.") A lot of the language is going to fly over the heads of preschoolers, so I'd recommend it for K-2. A lot can be discussed about voice, the truth in text vs. illustration, etc. (Concepts that are better suited for older story time crowds.)Funny if you can follow all the similies and turns of phrases!

  • Paul Franco
    2019-01-29 19:49

    Had no idea this would be a children’s book when I electronically picked it up; you know how I am with redheads, so I couldn’t resist taking a look. Glad I did, though. It’s told as a Western, with appropriate dialect, and has great drawings. The basic story is of a little girl who gets a baby brother who wants her favorite toy, and how she figures out how to compromise and live happily ever after. . . or at least till the baby gets to the terrible twos. Actually, the end is written as “happier than two freckles on a sunny cheek,” which is simply awesome.My fave line: “I thought for sure anybody who hollered that much would be hauled to the edge of town and told to skedaddle. But the Sheriff and her Deputy seemed smitten.”

  • Sara Grochowski
    2019-01-25 20:49

    I'll be honest: I picked up Rodeo Red because it's illustrated by Molly Idle and I adore everything she's done. But it truly is the collaboration between Idle and debut author Maripat Perkins that makes this book a winner. The story follows red-headed cowgirl named Rodeo Red, a cheeky girl bound and determined to gain her trusty sidekick Rusty back from her sly little brother. Perkins' writing is incredibly sweet and has great rhythm; it's near impossible not to slip into a western cadence while reading Rodeo Red aloud. This story and writing is further enhanced by Idle's illustrations; I was especially taken with the facial expressions and body language she depicts so skillfully depicts. This pairing is utterly delightful and I sincerely hope we'll see more from this duo.