Tornado Slim and the Magic Cowboy Hat

by Bryan Langdo (Author) Bryan Langdo (Illustrator)

Tornado Slim and the Magic Cowboy Hat
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

The coyote asks a cowboy named Tornado Slim to deliver a letter to the sheriff of Fire Gulch City, and as Slim embarks on his journey, wearing the special hat given to him by the coyote, disaster strikes.

Tornado Slim is just your regular cowboy...until the day he meets the coyote. The coyote gives Slim his special hat and asks him to deliver a letter to the sheriff of Fire Gulch City. Slim has never been to Fire Gulch City, but he figures he can handle it.

As Slim travels from town to town, disaster seems to follow. Pretty soon Slim learns that his new hat is NOT your average cowboy hat. Will Slim ever make it to Fire Gulch City? And what did the wily coyote put down in that letter, anyway?

Watercolor illustrations add lively humor to this original tall tale.


School Library Journal

K-Gr 2-Tornado Slim is in for an adventure when a coyote asks him to deliver a letter to the sheriff of Fire Gulch City. The coyote sees that he's a bit hesitant and sweetens the deal by giving Slim his special cowboy hat. The young man travels from town to town, and, as he does, floods, tornadoes, fire, and bandits seem to follow him. He quickly learns that his new hat is not the run-of-the-mill variety; it allows him to avert these catastrophes. An even bigger surprise awaits him in Fire Gulch City as he becomes the new sheriff. Full of cowboy lingo such as "pard'ner" and "sarsaparilla" and food such as smoked ribs and five-alarm chili, this book paints a fun picture of the Wild West. The detail-oriented watercolor illustrations add to the adventure. Appealing as a read-aloud or as independent reading, Tornado Slim will have youngsters laughing up a storm.-Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH.

Copyright 2011 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781542015431
Lexile Measure
610L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Two Lions
Publication date
October 20, 2019
Series
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Library Media Connection starred, 01/01/12

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