“Rowdy Randy” by Casey Rislov Illustrated by Zachary Pullen
Posted March 12, 2019 by Prairie Wife - 12 comments
I am always reading to my kids.
I may not play dolls with them for hours or engage in non-stop Nerf warfare, but I have read thousands of books to them and will stop just about anything to sit and snuggle and read with them.
When I heard the news that one of my favorite illustrators and authors (both who live in Wyoming) connected and created a fabulous new children’s book I was so excited!
Casey Rislov (the author) reached out to me and in the course of our conversation agreed to do a giveaway of a signed copy of her new book “Rowdy Randy”. Make sure you take the time to enter to win at the end of this post.
“Rowdy Randy” tells the story of a cowgirl named Randy. But this isn’t any run-of-the-mill tall tale. This is the original story of how one small horsefly with a tall personality can rile up a whole heap of trouble, leading to a full-blown stampede.
When I asked Casey what her inspiration was, she said that both she and Zachary Pullen (award-winning children’s illustrator) were inspired by animals that can be found right here in Wyoming. The knew they wanted the setting to be a Wyoming ranch and spent hours reading Western-themed books (both fiction and non-fiction) to ensure they got even the smallest details correct.
Casey also said that the classic children’s tale “Because a Little Bug Went Kachoo” helped nourish her imagination. “I love how something little (a sneeze from a bug) causes something more to happen in chain reactions. The story builds in chaos and so much of it is outrageously silly.”
Take a moment to learn more about the legend of “Rowdy Randy” and then enter to win a signed copy of “Rowdy Randy” for that special Cowkid 😉 in your life!
If you live locally, Wind City Books will be hosting Pullen and Rislov this Saturday, March 16th 1-3pm.
If you’d like to win a signed copy of Rowdy Randy all you HAVE to do is let us know in the comments what you like the most about this book. Earn more points towards the giveaway by using the form below.
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Tags: , books about wyoming, Casey Rislov, childrens books, Rowdy Randy, Wyoming, wyoming children's books, Zachary Pullen
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12 thoughts on "“Rowdy Randy” by Casey Rislov Illustrated by Zachary Pullen"
We love books with western themes! Although good ones are few and far between. It looks like Zak May have another winner on his hands, the illustrations look tremendous.
They are wonderful, I just love his work!
What a cute storyline. It sounds perfect for kids in your area. Sorry I’ve been MIA, I’m going to drop you a note.
Hey Benniw 🙂 It is a perfect book for WY cowkids!
I think I like most that it is a children’s book and would be loved by the kiddos here. I like that it has a western backdrop. Bugs are always fun for boys and even if it happens to be a girl bug. Of course super silly books are the ones that the kiddos want read or to read over and over again. Hoping to win for Liam, Logan, Cooper, Brendon, Brody, and little Olivia.
I agree, silly books are a win for the kids and the readers!
I couldn’t find @caseyrislovbooks on Instagram but I did find @crislovbooks and saw her book there and a mention of prairiewifeinheels there. So I followed @crislovbooks on Instagram instead of the @caseyrislovbooks that you have listed in the form above.
Thanks for letting me know, I fixed it and it’s now correct in the form.
Love the Jackalope in the video’s illustration.
So fun right?!
Other than the book i specially like the illustrations.
Thank you so very much. I know we’ll love Casey ‘s Rowdy Randy Book. I gave her all the information she requested and she let me know she received my email. Once again, this will be a book that will be read more than once I have no doubt of that at all.