H is for Horse: An Equestrian Alphabet

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In the style and format of our alphabet books comes "H is for Horse: An Equestrian Alphabet". From basics such as mucking out the stall and how to judge a horse's qualities to historical facts on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Mike Ulmer relays the fun and fundamentals of the world of horses. Lush, detailed paintings by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, whose work "School Library Journal" has described as 'luminous,' capture the beauty and magnificence of these creatures.

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Overview

In the style and format of our alphabet books comes "H is for Horse: An Equestrian Alphabet". From basics such as mucking out the stall and how to judge a horse's qualities to historical facts on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Mike Ulmer relays the fun and fundamentals of the world of horses. Lush, detailed paintings by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, whose work "School Library Journal" has described as 'luminous,' capture the beauty and magnificence of these creatures.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Lovely painterly illustrations can not redeem this unevenly presented alphabet book. A seemingly random potluck of equestrian terms is drawn upon for each letter of the alphabet. The letter "D" is for the direction a rider takes his horse, "E" refers to horses' ears, and "F" is represented by a farrier. The text introduces each letter and term in a sometimes rhyming paragraph. Then additional information related to the equine word and others beginning with the highlighted letter is offset in smaller typeface on the same or opposite page. Readers interested in learning more about horses, their care, and riding would be much better served by the many straightforward, quality nonfiction titles available. Although the strong graphic content and high-interest subject will initially entice children, this book ultimately disappoints.-Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585363346
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Series: Sports Alphabet
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 982,973
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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