Buckley The Highland Cow And Ralphy The Goat

A True Story About Kindness, Friendship, and Being Yourself

Buckley The Highland Cow & Ralphy The Goat

A True Story About Kindness, Friendship, and Being Yourself

By Renee M. Rutledge

Illustrated by Leslie Ackerman

Picture Book

48 Pages

Ages 3-7

Bloom Books for Young Readers

Hardcover – Kindle

When a baby highland cow named Buckley suddenly finds himself all alone at a brand-new farm with no other cows, surrounded by unfamiliar, unfriendly faces, he isn’t sure what to do.

However, friends come from unlikely places! Ralphy, a rambunctious goat, decides to take Buckley under his wing. Ralphy and Buckley are different in every way, but despite this they become fast friends. Buckley soon learns that a loving, supportive farmyard family can come in all shapes and sizes.

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A touching story about true friendship. There’s so much that our children can learn from this book. First off, being different from your friend can make the friendship even better. Just because someone isn’t exactly like you, you still have to give them a chance. Secondly, I love how Buckley stuck up for Ralphy when the “Bully’s” came into play. I really enjoyed how there were illustrations and real life pictures throughout the book – it made it more personal. In the back of the book there is a list of Pet Adoption Resources which can definitely come in handy. Great book!

About The Authors

Renee M. Rutledge’s stories and articles about family, parenting, and the meaning of home have been widely published. She dedicated her award-winning novel, The Hour of Daydreams—a reimagined Filipino folk tale—to her daughters, Maya and Raina. Renee lives with her family and their 15-year-old Australian shepherd, Skye, in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they love to hike and explore. Connect with her on Instagram (@renee_rutledge) or find her at ReneeRutledge.com.

Leslie Ackerman is the (human) mom of Buckley the Highland Cow and Ralphy the Mini Nubian Goat, Buckley’s best friend. All three live on a farm in Shingle Springs, California.

Huge thank you to the people at Pacific & Court, Ulysses Press and the author for gifting me a copy in exchange for my honest review. To get yourself a copy click on the link below!

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