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Meet Leroy, the dreamer who wanted to be a cowboy, from LEROY NINKER SADDLES UP written by Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.
Leroy is the lovable protagonist in this story, dreaming of being a cowboy just like the movie stars in the drive-thru movie theater he works at. But a cowboy is not a cowboy without a horse. Leroy sets out to buy a mighty horse but falls in love with Maybelline, an old four-toothed mare. When Maybelline disappears because of his negligence he must rescue the horse of his heart, and lasso loneliness for good. This heartfelt and hilarious book is a must-read for all ages!
- carrots for Maybelline, the horse
- popcorn from the Bijou Drive-in Theatre concession stand Leroy works at
- and a Leroy Ninker Salami Sandwich
And if you want to make your own LEROY NINKER SADDLES UP LUNCH you can check out here what I used to pack lunch (contains affiliate links):