There's no other horse quite like Calliope. She's short. She's slow. She's lumpy. She's a rhinoceros. Still, Cowboy Boyd has a real strong belief in Calliope and her ability to help out the crew at the Double R Ranch. Boyd and Calliope try to prove themselves to the ranchers by rounding up strays and hauling posts, but it just doesn't look like it's going to work out. That is, until a storm drives all the cattle away from the ranch. They need someone real special to bring them back. . . .
Lisa Moser brings her trademark humor and strong structure to this smart and silly story of a cowboy and his beloved steed—a rhinoceros.
"No doubt about it, folks knew Boyd and Calliope were different from the moment they rode onto the Double R Ranch."
Judy B says:
"Cowboy Boyd and Calliope the Rhino are searching for a place in the West that they could call home. They stop at Rancher Rosie's, and she gives them a work trial which goes badly.
But Cowboy Boyd has 'a real strong belief in Calliope' who really tries her best (ker-thud!).
Ultimately Calliope wins over the ranch hands with her friendliness and positive attitude.
I've got 'a real strong belief' in this charming, funny, happy, life-affirming, great read-aloud story."
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