Home on the Rocking R Ranch Receives Mom's Choice Gold® Award
Debut book by New Mexico author Connie Perez introduces children to ranching lifestyle.
By: Jeanie C. Williams
"It's an honor to receive such a prestigious award," says Perez. "The Mom's Choice Awards are known for connecting consumers to the best in family friendly products and it's an incredible honor to receive their Gold Award."
Home on the Rocking R Ranch gives readers a glimpse into the necessary tasks required in order to keep the ranch going during all 4 seasons of the year. By joining ranchers Rusty and Rosie, and cow dog Raspberry, children can learn about everything from feeding and maintaining the ranch to branding, vaccinating, and preparing calves for the market.
Perez's inspiration for the book came from her own experiences working on a ranch, and she combines that knowledge with her teaching background to craft a story that is as informative as it is entertaining. Through vibrant illustrations by the author and easily accessible dialog, Perez brings the essential elements of the craft to children both inside and outside the ranching community. In addition, a glossary combined with labels on every page gives young readers the chance to expand their vocabulary.
Perez's second book in the series, Kuper Visits the Rocking R Ranch, which further expands on the ranch lifestyle, is also available now!
Connie Perez is a native New Mexican, ranch wife, mother, grandmother, and retired elementary school teacher. She was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and after retiring was eager to find a way to cope with her diagnosis. She picked up a paintbrush, and wrote and illustrated two companion volumes on ranch life for young children. She lives in eastern New Mexico where she continues to ranch, write, enjoy life and spoil her grandchildren.
Home on the Rocking R Ranch is available for purchase from your favorite independent bookstore through IndieBound, wholesale from Baker & Taylor, and on Amazon. For more information about Connie Perez, please visit his website at https://rockingrbooks.com/
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Title: Home on the Rocking R Ranchby Connie Perez
Category: Juvenile Fiction / Lifestyles / Farm & Ranch Life
Publisher: Rocking R Books
Price: $15.00, 26 pages, full color with illustrations
To book Connie Perez for an appearance, interview or book talk, please contact:
Jeanie C. Williams, Director
PenPower Book Marketing Services
150 Washington Street, Suite 201
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
505-395-4540 or 505-303-3578
Jeanie C. Williams