BN.com Gift Guide

Miniature Horses

Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Debra Lampert-Rudman
Upon opening this title, the reader is amazed to find that miniature horses are only as tall as the average goose. This book is filled with many amusing and surprising facts and photographs. Beginning with a chapter entitled "Where Miniature Horses Came From," the book examines topics from the small horse's development 55 million years ago to today's specially bred horse, while dealing with discussions about history and science. A remarkable photograph of an infant miniature horse standing on a man's forearms opens the chapter entitled "What Miniature Horses Look Like." This chapter includes details about the breed's height and weight, as well as standards for showing and breeding. The chapter entitled `What Makes Miniature Horses Special" contains a surprising photograph of a great dane beside a smaller miniature horse and elaborates on the breed's history and development. Chapters about color, care, and feeding are filled with interesting grooming, health, and exercise facts and photographs of children with horses. In the chapter entitled "Things Miniature Horses Need," readers will enjoy a photograph of a miniature horse driving a cart. Information explaining how they grow and photos of a miniature horse and its even smaller foal are irresistible. The "Training" chapter has a photograph of a miniature horse working as a guide horse and explains the breed's special talent as a therapy animal and in programs with the elderly and disabled. Also included in this chapter is a discussion of "jobs," as well as exploring differences and similarities between miniature horses and other animals. Large type and short sentences help even below-level readers gain confidence. A small glossaryrounds out this volume. The subchapter on Web sites provides links to further study on miniature horses by directing readers to www.abdopub.com. Miniature Horses is part of the "ABDO Checkerboard Animal Library—Horses Set II" breed-specific books supporting national science standards related to life science.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596793156
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Series: Checkerboard Animal: Horses
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)