Home on the Range
Brian Ajhar. Dial Books, $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8037-2918-6
A boy's daydreams take him Home on the Range in Brian Ajhar's (The Giggle Treatment) imaginative interpretation of the song lyrics. Clad in blue footie pajamas, the young hero rides his rocking horse and watches the antelope play-as clouds over the New York City skyline outside his window. But when night comes, he is transported out West to herd steers ""where the skies are not cloudy all day."" Ajhar's acrylic and pencil illustrations aptly convey both the boy's infatuation with the plains and his trepidation when he finds himself en route. .
Reviewed on: 09/01/2004