A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Molly works hard to rescue buffalos orphaned when hunters take down the wild herds.
Violence & Scariness
Hunters kill the buffalo off-page but some kids might be bothered by the orphaned buffalo calves and the loss of the herds.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this book is about a woman who saves orphaned buffalos when hunters begin to decimate the herds. They should be ready to field questions about hunting and conservation.
Is It Any Good?
While the book is pretty long-winded for your average preschooler, the story is interesting enough that older kids and preschoolers with strong attention spans will want to listen until the end. Molly's strong convictions are inspiring, and her colloquial, descriptive narrative makes it an especially easy and pleasant read-aloud.
The grainy, detailed illustrations successfully capture the sense of the dusty, wide-open prairie, and the muted oranges and greens enhance the old-fashioned feel of the story.
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