It was ok, but it is in rhyme Lively and colorful text matched with equally lively and colorful illustrations bring to life young Will Cody s legendary ride for the Pony Express Rose s end note provides excellent additional information for both the Pony Express and Buffalo Bill. According To Legend, Will Cody Later Known As America S Greatest Showman, Buffalo Bill Rode For The Pony Express At The Age Of Fifteen His Most Famous Ride, Recounted In This Lyrical Verse Story, Covered Miles, Required Horses, And Took Over Hours To Complete This is an adorable picture book for all ages A poetic adventure that keeps you hooked There is a great info page at the end that helps you understand what the Pony Express was like A must read This story is inspired by the legend of Will Cody and the Pony Express Will Cody is also known as Buffalo Bill. Simple picture book about the pony express perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and beyond Great illustrations, very exciting great story with adorable art The history at the back it good too. A rhyming ride across many, many miles, Will Cody the younger version of Buffalo Bill delivers the mail in the Pony Express Interesting backmatter Participating in classroombookaday, I am constantly hunting for picture books to share with students from a variety of genres therefore, I jumped at the opportunity to read and review Caroline Starr Rose s new historical fiction picture book Ride On Will Cody.Written in lyrical verse, Caroline Starr Rose beautifully tells the legend of young Will Cody who later gained notoriety as folk hero and Wild West showman, Buffalo Bill Her precise choice of words perfectly captures the extreme weather conditions and harsh terrain that Pony Express riders faced on their daily routes Joe Lillington s illustrations support the text by dramatically depicting the riders arduous journey.At the end of the book, the author shares historical research about the Pony Express and Will Cody As a teacher, I appreciate that students can read facts and gain a better knowledge of America expansion I received a copy of Ride On Will Cody from the author in exchange for our honest review. 4.5 stars We get grabby hands whenever there s a new Caroline Starr Rose book whose books are automatic must buys in our house , and we were so excited to get a look at this book Caroline s historical fiction is always well researched and soaked in imagery and lovely language She s able to amp up the tension and keep readers interested in a full story arc in so few words We also always love when an author s note inspires us to bring out the maps and trace a journey My kids also loved the colorful, entrancing illustrations, especially the page spread with all the horses Will Cody used.