My Pony Jack

My Pony Jack

by Cari Meister, Amy Young
     
 

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Meet Jack! Taking care of a pony is fun, but it’s a lot of work, too. Readers can follow along as Lacy grooms her pony, Jack—from brushing his coat and tail to cleaning his hooves. This simple story with irresistible illustrations showing lots of visual clues is perfect for children just learning to read on their own. A picture glossary of terms is

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Meet Jack! Taking care of a pony is fun, but it’s a lot of work, too. Readers can follow along as Lacy grooms her pony, Jack—from brushing his coat and tail to cleaning his hooves. This simple story with irresistible illustrations showing lots of visual clues is perfect for children just learning to read on their own. A picture glossary of terms is included.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Many kids dream of having their own pony. The fun of riding and the opportunity to stroke the neck of such an attractive animal hold a lot of appeal. Of course, unless you live on a ranch or farm, having your own pony is not practical. Yes, you can board one, but that is probably beyond the means of most families. There is another side to having a pet pony and, like other pets, a pony needs a lot of care. The girl in the story demonstrates the necessary grooming and feeding of her pet. What is missing is the mucking out of the stable, another important and not so pleasant chore. The pictures are uncluttered and clearly show what the young girl is doing. I also liked that the barn was yellow and not red--a strike for individuality here. The closing page contains a mini-glossary entitled "Pony Words." A Level 1 book in the "Viking Easy-To-Read" series. 2005, Viking/Penguin, Ages 5 to 7.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-In simple rhymes, a girl describes her daily routine as she cares for her beloved pony: "This is the curry comb/Jack likes a lot./I start with his neck,/his favorite spot." She takes the animal into the barn, grooms him, feeds him supper, and completes her day by giving him a "big kiss!" The book has an attractive format, with colorful cartoon artwork and a small amount of text on each page. Children who ride or own horses will be more familiar with the story's vocabulary, but the visual clues in the illustrations, along with the glossary of "Pony Words," will help those new to the subject. A solid addition to easy-reader collections.-Melinda Piehler, Sawgrass Elementary School, Sunrise, FL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698195424
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/23/2005
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
16 MB
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Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Cari Meister lives in Excelsior, Minnesota.

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