Leroy Ninkers Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo

This charming tale is about a very short man, Leroy Ninkers, who wants, more than anything, to be a cowboy. He gets advice from Beatrice Leapaleoni on how and where to find a horse. When he tracks down a horse, the owner, Patty LeMarque, tells him three important things about Maybelline.
1. She likes to be complimented
2. She. Eats. A. Lot.
3. She doesn't like to be left alone for long. 

Well of course Leroy falls immediately in love with this horse, and doesn't pay enough attention to Patty or Beatrice. 

What ensues is a delightful, sweet romp narrated in the luscious language Kate DiCamillo is renowned for. 

Chris Van Dusen's illustrations showcase the sweetness and humour while adding a special yippie-i-oh to this beginning chapter book. 

Fans of Mercy Watson will squeal with delight when this arrives in the library. 

5 stars

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