A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Each letter of the alphabet has its own page.
Words and letters can be fun. Be yourself and have fun with it.
Positive Role Models
The family is loving and supportive, and young Lil Nas X showcases his individuality.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that C Is for Country is a colorful alphabet book as playful and positive as its author, hip-hop/country star Lil Nas X, known for his 2019 mega-hit song "Old Town Road." The illustrations, by Theodore Taylor III, are soft and bright, and match the energy and tone of each page. Showing a young boy enjoying fake fur and a purple cowboy hat reminds readers that being your authentic self can be blissful. While some of the vocabulary is fairly standard for a children's book (W is for water, D is for dirt), there are also some unexpected words (F is for fringe and S is for swag) that are fun for young readers and a delightful fit with Lil Nas X's personality.
Is It Any Good?
Learning the alphabet is fun and playful here, and with sweet, inclusive illustrations that reflect author Lil Nas X's embrace of individuality. C Is for Country is a fairly standard alphabet book, but young readers who are fans of the author will see his personality on the pages, especially with the fringe and purple clothing and hat. Young fans of horses can enjoy his adventures with his pony, Panini. The book's tone is upbeat, and and it's full of warmth and fun.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.