and the Tornado Twistin'
4th of July Celebration
illustrated by Carolyn Altman
illustrated by Carolyn Altman
Genre: Children's Picture Book / Western / Fantasy
Date of Publication: September 28, 2018
Number of Pages: 50
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Hitchin’ Post, the cowboy jackrabbit, is back with an all new adventure on the 6Bs Ranch.
Hitch’s brothers come to visit for the annual 4th of July rodeo and dance, but they get much more than a long-awaited visit with their brother. When a giant tornado threatens to cut their Independence Day celebration short, Hitchin’ Post, his brothers, and the rest of the cowboys have to work hard to save the ranch and the celebration. Hitchin’ Post shows that even though he is just a small jackrabbit, he has the courage it takes to bring everyone together to rebuild what the tornado destroyed. Because of old Hitch being a great leader, the 6Bs' 4th of July celebration will go on!
This is the second book in the Hitchin’ Post series by Julie Barker, where Julie once again collaborates with her mother, artist Carolyn Altman, who provides the illustrations in this romping, stomping cowboy adventure!
HALL WAYS REVIEW: This is another adorable book in the Hitchin' Post series by Julie Barker with engaging illustrations from Carolyn Altman. There are so many wonderful lessons about teamwork and community and family. And best of all, there's Hitch, the rabbit ranch hand!
Kids will love the story and the accompanying artwork will keep them engaged and wanting more. And the story about a tornado hitting is a great way for parents to talk about the destructive side of Mother Nature without it being too scary.
The font for the text is bold and appealing, and Barker uses rhymes with age-appropriate vocabulary to carry the story forward. The story could use another proofreading pass to clean up some minor SPAG errors and keep the author's structural choices parallel.
Thank you to the author and Lone Star Book Blog Tours for providing me a print copy in exchange for my honest opinion -- the only kind I give.
Carolyn Altman is an artist and the illustrator of the Hitchin’ Post children’s book series, in which she collaborated with her daughter, Julie Barker, the author. Carolyn resides in Vernon, Texas, with her husband Stanley. They have two daughters and six grandchildren, all of whom live nearby. “Touch the Heart with Original Art” is Carolyn’s slogan, which she has used for the past 40 years as she creates lighthearted and inspiring art with subjects such as wildlife, horses, cattle, and cowboys, in hopes of helping to preserve this way of life for many years to come.
The beginning of her art career consisted of using mostly oil and acrylic mediums, then Carolyn began creating baby memory books in which she incorporates her art into each page. Each baby memory book is personalized and truly a work of art in itself. Carolyn believes that her experiences throughout her life are what inspires her art.
She has spent her life in West Texas surrounded by wide open spaces and the beauty of the farming and ranching heritage, and that way of life will always show up in her paintings and illustrations. Her latest creations include a series of angel paintings depicting what she deems most important in her life -- her faith.
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Author & Illustrator Signed Copy of Hitchin' Post and the Tornado Twistin’ 4th of July Celebration + $50 gift certificate to CarolynAltmanArt.com;
TWO WINNERS: Signed Copy of the Book.
May 29-June 7, 2019
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