Horse Play

it's rodeo time!

Your little city slicker is a regular Tuff Hedeman on the coin-operated bull and looks cute as a kid goat in Wranglers. But real cowboy skills are out of his range.

Show him the ropes with It’s Rodeo Time, by Texas author Elizabeth Scott. Follow Mama Scottie and her brood (an odd lot of abandoned dolls and stuffed animals) as Cowboy Cal teaches them to shoe a pony, ride a wagon, and fix grub over a campfire like a true Marlboro man.

Readers (ages 4-8) also round up life lessons about patience, sharing, and problem solving.

So everyone stays in the saddle.

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this week in dallas!

My Pet Penguin
What: The craft class shows little artists how to turn cups and paper into tuxedo-clad pals.
Why: Go beyond pipe cleaner people.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Lakeshore Learning, 13846 N. Dallas Pkwy. (972-934-8866).

Music Together’s Winter Disco Party
What: Hustlers of all ages strut, dance, and limbo to DJ-spun tunes.
Why: Proceeds benefit the Joel Shickman Children’s Music Fund to provide music scholarships for children with cancer.
When: Sun., 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Temple Emanu-El, 5800 Hillcrest Rd., Pollman Hall. Info at 972-267-4452.

A Year with Frog and Toad
What: Follow an upbeat amphibian and his grumpy buddy through four seasons in this musical adaption of the book.
Why: It’s ribbiting.
When: Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Where: Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson (972-744-4650).

Photo: Courtesy of Amazon

Temple Emanu-El
Hillcrest Rd
@ 5527 McCommas Blvd
Dallas, TX 75225
Charles W. Eisemann Center
2351 Performance Dr
Richardson, TX 75082
13846 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75240