Hold on to your hats, cause there’s a new cowgirl in town whose pistols are packed with positive attitude!

Eight-year-old Annie McRae is irresistible—with her toothless grin, turquoise-blue cowboy boots, and her upbeat twist on life, she spends most days surrounded by cheers of “Hip, hip, hooray for Annie McRae!” from Mom, Dad, Mr. Garcia, and Grandma C.

But what happens when the grownups are too busy to cheer? Don’t you worry—Annie pulls herself up by the bootstraps and realizes that the best “hip, hip, hoorays” come from herself and caring for others.

•As an added bonus, readers can try to spy the “hidden” horseshoes in each illustration!

Brad Wilcox teaches literacy classes at Brigham Young University. He is the author of many books for young people including Tips for Tackling Teenage Troubles and Growing Up. This is his first picture book. He lives in Provo, Utah.

Julie Hansen Olson graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.F.A. in illustration. This is her first children’s book. She lives Orem, Utah.