Friday, March 18, 2016

That's Not Hay in My Hair by Juliette Turner

Book Description:  New York City life had crammed sidewalks, gasoline-filled puddles, and angry taxi drivers, but Juliette enjoyed the towering sky-scrapers, the half-block walk to school, and the restaurant smells wafting into her bedroom. She had never cared for a horse, let alone a long-horn, when her mother announced their imminent move to a 300 acre ranch in Texas, where they would be caring for three horses, five dogs, twenty-five longhorns, and a cat … all by themselves.
Juliette couldn’t help feeling excited, even though she’d have to climb a hill to get a bar of cell-phone service. Soon she was running from bats and snakes, rescuing a calf from a twenty-foot ditch, medicating ponies, and having adventures so crazy it’s hard to believe they’re for real—but it all happened exactly how it’s written.
My Thoughts:   Every once in awhile, as an adult, I like to read a young adult (youth) book.  Why?  To get a different perspective on life and to read something that is "lighter" than my normal readings.
I must admit that this story took me off guard and had me laughing out loud....seriously LOL!    
When I was a young child I was enthralled when I got to watch Green Acres reruns. The TV show where the lady is a city slicker and knows absolutely nothing about farm life and the man of the house is the farmer.  And because the lady of the house is from the city she makes all of these very funny mistakes in country living.  Well, Juliette and her mom move from the city, New York, to a Texas ranch and watch out long horns. 
The escapades are hilarious especially when someone knows absolutely nothing about ranching.  
I loved this seriously funny story!  And it's a great read for tweens as well as teens.
*This book was provided for review by BookLook*
  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (March 8, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310732441
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310732440

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