Whitey On the Ranch

Author: Stayton Weldon
Illustrator: Susan Anderson-Shorter
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-1-4490-5474-8
Pages: 52
Price: $9.00

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Whitey the truck lives on a ranch with his owner, Brilliant. As a new truck, he has no idea what to expect from ranch life, but he soon finds out! Before long he’s driving over rocky roads with potholes and wearing a heavy coat of manure.

When Whitey first meets Brilliant, he is sure he’s really a very smart man – after all, Brilliant picked him. By the end of this tale, Whitey isn’t quite as convinced about his intelligence anymore, and his names for the man change. But he remains his loyal white truck through it all.

Whitey can laugh about the lifestyle he’s forced to endure, and he tells his story in a humorous way. Anyone who’s ever owned a ranch, thought about ranching, or raised a farm animal will chuckle over some of the predicaments Whitey finds himself in. And if you’ve never been around a ranch, you’re sure to learn about some things you can expect to find. Boys will especially enjoy the descriptions Whitey gives us of some of his modifications.

Reviewer: Alice Berger