Bill Pickett: Rodeo Ridin' Cowboy

Written by Andrea D. Pinkney • Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Reviewed by Alexander S. (age 7)

If you think all cowboys live in the desert, then read this book called Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin? Cowboy. It?s about a kid who became a cowboy and he invents a new sport at the rodeo. It?s called bulldogging.

Bill Pickett?s dad was born a slave before the Civil War. Bill was born after the Civil War, so he was free. I like this book because it has fabulous illustrations. My favorite part is when Bill bites the bull?s lip. I like it because it is gross. Bill uses bulldogging to help two cowboys brand cows.

I recommend that you should read this book on Rodeo Day. If you don?t have Rodeo Day, then you will learn a lot about the rodeo in this book. I think this book should be for ages six to fifty-two.

Alexander S. is a student in Mrs. Gibbs' 2nd Grade Class
2005-2006