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Everything Horse

Everything Horse

by Marty Crisp
     
 

Question-and-answer format brings (readers) right to the topics that interest the most. Accessible and photo-packed.—BOOKLIST Clear, full-color photos provide close-up views of various species. This is a fun treat for browsers. —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

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Question-and-answer format brings (readers) right to the topics that interest the most. Accessible and photo-packed.—BOOKLIST Clear, full-color photos provide close-up views of various species. This is a fun treat for browsers. —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-The question-and-answer format of this title will appeal to children who want answers to a wide range of questions, all of which are presented in large type and a clear, simple text. Colorful photographs are plentiful, although a few of them are not sufficiently labeled. A detailed illustration of the parts of a horse is informative. The table of contents lists all the questions that are answered, but there is no glossary to help with words such as taxidermist. Children who are writing reports about horses will need to use materials that provide more detailed and better-organized information about the basic biology of horses. A list of Web sites is nicely annotated, although some of them are not designed for this book's audience and a few are not easily available at the address provided. This book is an additional purchase, albeit one that will be popular.-Kirsten Cutler, Sonoma Library, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
While they appear similar at first, two books appeal to different groups of horsecrazy kids. Everything Horse, part of the Kids FAQs series, answers questions that range from typical (why do horses wear shoes?) to distasteful (what happens to old horses? do kids really want to know?) to playfully arcane (do horses come from dinosaurs?). The author's lack of personal horse experience comes through in the odd wording of some of her answers, but the basic information is sound. The format is encyclopedic, not progressive; page design is chaotic but fun. Older kids who wish for a horse, but aren't going to get one, will eat it up. My First Horse and Pony by Judith Draper, on the other hand, is a primer for kids beginning to ride, carefully laying out, systematically, how to care for, clean, tack and ride a pony. It's well planned and executed, with clear illustrative photographs and terrific step-by-step instructions. The models all wear matching blue jods and vests, with the lovely ponies in blue halters and saddle pads, so that the whole book has a uniform feel. It's the one for kids who are actually riding; those who will never sit on a horse may find the details dull. (Nonfiction. Everything Horses, 712; First Horse and Pony, 510)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559719216
Publisher:
Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Kids Faqs Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
467,385
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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