CATTLE KIDS by Cat Urbigkit


A Year On the Western Range
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Age Range: 7 - 9
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This visit to several beef-cattle ranches depicts children hard at work running machinery, helping the grown-up cowhands and, in one memorable photo, even assisting at a bovine birth. Urbigkit doesn’t go into much detail about the fate of the animals she photographs so appealingly, and her writing is sometimes awkward (“So ranchers gather their herds, usually by horseback, but others use dirt bikes”). However, readers will come away knowing the differences between calves, heifers, cows, bulls and steers, as well as having a general picture of the annual rhythms of cattle raising. A serviceable complement to the many titles available on dairy farming. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-59078-508-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2007


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