Bubba the Cowboy Prince: A Fractured Texas Tale by Hellen Ketteman, James Warhola (Illustrator)
Rating: * * * * *
Like Cinderella, only funnier! Bubba lives in Texas, a lowly servant to his wicked stepfather and two stepbrothers. When Miz Lurleen, the prettiest rancher in the area, decides to marry and throws a shindig to meet her mate, Bubba is of course not allowed to attend. Then his fairy god-cow shows up.
The story is funny enough on its own, but the pictures send me into peals of laughter. Bubba is the red-headed stepchild, Miz Lurleen (with her big hair) has a butler with his nose perpetually pointed to the ceiling, and the fairy god-cow…well, let’s just say that if I could have ever dreamed up a fairy godcow (which I most certainly could not), I couldn’t possibly have dreamed she would have curls that would do Nellie Oleson proud.