National Geographic Kids Chapters: Horse Escape Artist: And More True Stories of Animals Behaving Badly

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Some animals have a mind of their own. This is certainly the case for Mariska the horse escape artist, Milkshake the charging cow,  and Pony the runaway goat! When these animals put their mind to something,  they can’ t be stopped—especially when they are causing mischief. In Horse Escape Artist!,  you’ ll find out how these determined animals caused chaos in three hilarious stories.

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Overview

Some animals have a mind of their own. This is certainly the case for Mariska the horse escape artist, Milkshake the charging cow,  and Pony the runaway goat! When these animals put their mind to something,  they can’ t be stopped—especially when they are causing mischief. In Horse Escape Artist!,  you’ ll find out how these determined animals caused chaos in three hilarious stories.

Perfect for kids aging out of early readers, National Geographic Kids Chapters are written in simple prose appropriate to kids just reading on their own.

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Children's Literature - Susan R. Shaffner
Kids are not the only ones who get into trouble. Blewett’s book tells of three different farm animals that have caused trouble: a horse, a cow, and some goats. Mariska is a Friesian horse from Michigan who has learned to open gates and doors by sliding the bolts with her teeth. Sidebars within the story give information about herd behavior, how horses solve problems, why horses are good runners, and interpreting horse behavior. The second section tells of a cow named Milkshake who lives at California’s Grace Foundation, an organization that rescues abused animals. Milkshake is very gentle and attends birthday parties at the ranch wearing a party hat with her best friend Beth. Milkshake did not like the ranch manager, Lisa, because Lisa once swatted her to get her to move away from a hurt dog; Milkshake then tried to tear apart Lisa’s house. Lisa and Milkshake are now becoming friends again. Sidebars include cattle in culture, why cows chew cuds, and using cow manure to make clean energy. The final section of Blewett’s book tells the story of homeless goats that terrorized apartments in Georgia. The goats were finally captured and given to a nearby family who befriended them but could not make them behave. The goats escaped regularly and dented up the family car by climbing on it. Sidebars include information about fainting goats, goat domestication, and goats in mythology. Animal-loving kids may enjoy Blewett’s stories while learning more about animals. Teachers could use this book as an introduction to writing about family pets. Reviewer: Susan R. Shaffner; Ages 6 to 12.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426317675
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 7/22/2014
  • Series: National Geographic Chapters Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 238,094
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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ASHLEE BROWN BLEWETT is a nonfiction writer specializing in science, natural history, and exploration. In addition to writing and researching for National Geographic Children's Books, Ashlee has collaborated with countless National Geographic grantees and explorers to develop television series and specials about their work. A curious person by nature, she hopes to inspire others to investigate and appreciate the natural world around them.

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