Lexie, the Word Wrangler
by Rebecca Van Slyke, illustrated by Jessie Hartland
Nancy Paulsen Books, 2017
Lexie, the Word Wrangler is clever, clever, clever with words! Truly a word lover’s delight.
On the open plains, Lexie wrangles together an ear of corn and a loaf of bread to make some tasty cornbread. She watches over little baby letters until they grow into bigger words: a, at, cat, cattle. She wrangles a whole passel of words together to make sentences. But one day the d was missing from her bandana and the rain was missing from rainbow and a red bow hung in the sky. A word rustler was loose! “It’s high time to trap this scoundrel,” she said and she waited in a tree determined to stop the rustler. Then, long about sundown, the rustler lassoed the long in longhorn. Lexie jumped into action, lassoing the rustler. Fascinated with words himself, he joined forces with Lexie and even helped the other young’uns learn to hitch words together.
A treasure trove of how words work together.