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That's Mine, Horace

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Horace thought it was the best truck he had even seen. So he stuck it in his pocket and took it home. The only trouble was, it wasn't his...

Horace loves the little yellow truck that he finds in the schoolyard, but he has a problem when a classmate tries to claim it.

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Overview

Horace thought it was the best truck he had even seen. So he stuck it in his pocket and took it home. The only trouble was, it wasn't his...

Horace loves the little yellow truck that he finds in the schoolyard, but he has a problem when a classmate tries to claim it.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Horace is back with a new dilemma. This time he takes a truck he finds in the schoolyard, and refuses to give it to Walter, who claims it is his. When his teacher asks if the truck is Walter's, Horace denies it. When his mother asks about it, the little leopard says it is a gift from Walter. The adults' assurances that they know Horace is honest make him feel even worse about his behavior, and he has such a bad night that he is too sick to go to school the next day. Keller's watercolor-and-ink cartoons deftly capture the little animal's feelings of guilt and his relief when a get-well note from Walter provides a way for him to set things right. A two-page spread in which Horace's bed appears as a big orange truck against a black background powerfully conveys the young leopard's middle-of-the-night anxiety about what he has done. This story will provide a good springboard for discussion of a situation that will surely resonate with young readers.-Marianne Saccardi, Norwalk Community College, CT Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Keller's (Jacob's Tree, 1999, etc.) popular preschool character Horace returns in a sympathetic tale about impulsive childhood theft. Horace discovers a terrific orange truck on the playground and pockets it. When confronted by Walter, the truck's owner, during class, Horace lies, telling their teacher that the truck belongs to him. Overcome with guilt but unwilling to relinquish his newfound treasure, Horace feigns an illness to stay home from school. From his classmates come a bevy of get-well notes, including a gracious one from Walter telling Horace to keep the toy until he is better. The next day Horace returns to school and voluntarily gives the truck back. Keller handles this sensitive but very common childhood issue with finesse. The continued loving affirmation of all the adults around him helps Horace to make the right choice. Some may take issue with the fact that there are no consequences for Horace beyond his own feelings of guilt, and Walter, the victim, is never given any support from their teacher. However, Horace—and the reader—learns the lesson so much better because his decision to return the truck comes from within and not because he is compelled to do so by an adult. Keller's bright watercolors offer a varied landscape, alternately filling some pages completely and interspersed amongst the text on others. Her cheerful menagerie of animals—Horace is a leopard, Walter a tiger, and the teacher a zebra—amuse and engage as readers learn a vital lesson. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688171599
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Holly Keller is the creator of the enormously popular Farfallina & Marcel, three books about Horace the leopard, and several books about the feisty pig Geraldine, as well as Pearl's New Skates and What a Hat! In applauding her work, School Library Journal noted that she is "an author/artist who truly understands children." Holly Keller lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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