I Want to be a Cowgirl by Jeanne Willis


I Want to be a Cowgirl by Jeanne Willis

The young heroine may live in a big city high rise block, but she just wants to be a cowgirl. With a little imagination ordinary city objects become objects more suitable back home on the ranch. A washing line is much better as a lasso, and Dad's hat is a great cowboy hat once the rim has been rolled! It's all much more fun than being a good girl, playing quiet games indoors.


Spirited illustrations and rhyming text make this a pleasure to read aloud. Financial Times Great fun for kids of all ages New Baby a laugh-out-loud delight -- Fiona Mukerjee Nursery Education

About the Author

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She worked for various agencies creating press adverts and TV, cinema and radio commercials. She is now a full-time writer. Jeanne Willis is one of the most successful children’s picture book authors in the UK. Jeanne Willis wrote her first book aged five and has now written over eighty titles. She has won numerous awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Silver Smarties Prize and has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award. She has written Who’s in the Loo? which won the Red House Children’s Book Award. Her hobbies include gardening, reading (nonfiction), natural history and collecting caterpillars. Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5


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Publication date

25th September 2003



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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