This is a children's book geared for the third grade level. It is centered around a part-longhorn cow, named Lucy Bell, who lives on a 100-acre ranch in Northeast Texas. There are numerous characters in this book that either live at the ranch or nearby. Farm animals and associated wildlife abound in this story. There are billy goats, a dog, a cat, a rat, a squirrel, a catfish, turtles, raccoons, various birds, coyotes, a donkey, a mini-mule, a porcupine, a rooster and hens, ducks, a fox, a wolf, geese, and, of course, other cows on the farm. Lucy Bell teaches about manners, personal responsibility, being considerate of others, and other social skills, as well as a good dose of humor. Readers learn about life on a busy and diverse ranch in a manner that is easy to read, understand and enjoy.