~I received a sample of the book for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Children and reading go hand and hand and the only hard part can be finding the best and most interesting books for your kiddos to read. From Bob Shea and Lane Smith comes this hilarious picture book, Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads. and it’s adventure inside will get your kids a giggling.
Drywater Gulch has a toad problem. Not the hop-down-your-britches, croaking-all-night toad kind of problem. The thievin’, hootin’ and hollerin’, steal-your-gold never-say-thank-you outlaw toad kind of problem.Then hope rides into town. Sheriff Ryan might only be seven years old, and he might not know much about shooting and roping. But he knows a lot about dinosaurs. Yes, dinosaurs. And it turns out that knowing a thing or two about paleontology can come in handy when it comes to hoodwinking and rounding up a few no-good bandits.
The big and glossy illustrations are fun and have a special textured look to them. The old west theme is a fun change up from the normal routine of books. The story is a cheeky one that leaves a surprise ending for the kids to enjoy.
Both my 3 and 6 year old daughters really enjoy this book and they bust out laughing whenever the sheriff talks about those dinosaurs. This over the top humor is one both kids an adults will love as Sheriff Ryan comes into town to save the day. This western brought out the inner cowboy in us…yeehaw!