Horses in Action: A Poster Book

Overview

In many children's hearts, there is no animal more beautiful than a horse. Horses are wonderful, affectionate companions, exciting to ride and fun to care for and groom. But horses are also very large, powerful animals. Their power, combined with their gentle ways, is the secret of their appeal to the kids who love them.

Horses in Action! offers 30 full-color, pull-out posters of horses captured in images of muscular grace and might. Children will be transfixed by the spirit and...

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Overview

In many children's hearts, there is no animal more beautiful than a horse. Horses are wonderful, affectionate companions, exciting to ride and fun to care for and groom. But horses are also very large, powerful animals. Their power, combined with their gentle ways, is the secret of their appeal to the kids who love them.

Horses in Action! offers 30 full-color, pull-out posters of horses captured in images of muscular grace and might. Children will be transfixed by the spirit and energy caught in each poster. Thoroughbreds thunder down the home stretch, reaching for the finish line. Olympic athletes soar over jumps. Massive draft horses strain to pull twice their weight in competition. Hardworking quarter horses deftly maneuver steer. Wild stallions battle furiously over mares. The horse power is awe-inspiring.

Before hanging the posters, kids can learn the story behind every photograph. Text printed on the back of each poster identifies the breed and describes the action. These are horses that children will love having in their rooms!

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Editorial Reviews

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This is a poster book with beautiful photographs of horses, along with facts and tidbits about them. The facts cover a range of horse breeds, colors, and types. It also covers some history of the horse and activities for which horses are used today: rodeo, steeplechase, trick horse riding, and horse acrobatics. The book even includes some information about how horses act with each other when playing, asserting dominance within one another or in herds. This is an excellent book for the age 8 to 10 horse lover. Facts are simple, one paragraph, and easy to understand. Main terms are in bold text. A glossary of those terms is provided at the end. The facts are listed on the back of each poster with a relative header above each paragraph. Each page contains 4 to 5 short paragraphs of 4 to 5 sentences about the horse or activity that is happening in the photograph. The books only downside is its weak binding due to the poster format of the photographs. Pages might easily tear out of the book if not treated with care. Reviewer: Patrick Hunter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580176668
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 5/30/2007
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,186,447
  • Product dimensions: 9.44 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

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