Those of you who followed this blog earlier this year—when TSB Managing Director Martha Cook and I traveled to Sheridan, Wyoming, for a week on the glorious (yes, I’m still basking in the glow, several months down the road) Padlock Ranch—may remember that while we were there we took a first-day field trip out to the Wymont Ranch (read about this excursion HERE). The Wymont is home to Mimi and Dick Tate, and also the setting for the new children’s book Trafalgar Square Books just released: TEX.
TEX is a delightful and colorful kid’s book about working hard, appreciating the natural beauty around us, and dreaming big. Illustrated with authentic photographs taken on the Wymont, it is the first book for children by Dorie McCullough Lawson, wife of painter and former resident of Sheridan T. Allen Lawson, and daughter of the historian David McCullough.
The book is utterly charming. As the mother of a two-going-on-three-year-old, I love being able to read a book that instills such simple and integral lessons in the midst of bright color and photographs of the great outdoors. And, most importantly, at the end of the book, the little boy goes to sleep!