Children will delight in reading this clever rendition of the classic poem, and coloring in James Rice’s celebrated artwork of two lonely cowboys, Old Saint Nicholas, and the ornery Longhorns they must try and get to pull his sleigh.
Cowboy Night Before Christmas tells the story of two lonely cowboys huddled in a cold shack on Christmas eve, visited by an old man needing help to harness longhorns to his wagon. After riding out in the night and giving good cowboy assistance, they are amazed to see the man fly off with his wagon into the sky. Walking back to their shanty, they find on the floor some gifts of their own, and a message from the Jolly Old Man himself.
With his characteristic humor and inviting artwork, James Rice combines the spirit of Christmas with the spirit of the range, and the result is a coloring book consistent with the quality of Rice’s other work, such as Cajun Night Before Christmas and Gaston The Green-Nosed Alligator.
About the Author/Illustrator
Author/illustrator James Rice (1934-2004) produced sixty books, including the illustrations for Pelican’s treasured The Night Before Christmas Series. His first book, the well-loved classic Cajun Night Before Christmas , has more than 750,000 copies in print. Young readers also enjoy Mr. Rice’s Texas Jack at the Alamo and Cowboy Alphabet . For over thirty years, his works have captured the spirit of Cajun culture, cowboys, and the West, as well as national themes. With over 1.5 million copies of his books in print, Mr. Rice ranks among the nation’s best-selling creators of children’s books, receiving awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children’s Book Council.
COWBOY NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS COLORING BOOK
Written and Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations
32 pp. 8½ x 11 Illus.
ISBN: 9781565540934 pb