LUKE HAYES has written many books for young readers, including the acclaimed OLIVE THE DUCK series and GULLIVER'S TRAVELS FOR KIDS. He uses dialogue and humor to fashion stories that kids love to read over and over. He lives and writes on a farm in upstate New York. Visit www.LukeHayes.org.
The Pony's New Friendby Luke Hayes
But when the horses arrive, they can’t be bothered with a little pony. They’re too stuck on themselves and
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As THE PONY’S NEW FRIEND opens, Acorn the pony is very excited. Two thoroughbred race horses are going to be living right next door. Even better, they’ll be sharing his pasture. He can’t wait to make friends with them.
But when the horses arrive, they can’t be bothered with a little pony. They’re too stuck on themselves and how important they are. Acorn is disappointed until a goat named Benny arrives. His job is to live in the stable and keep the race horses from getting nervous.
Benny and Acorn become friends. And they’re soon caught up in an adventure. By the end of the story, Acorn has won a new friend and become a hero in the process.
THE PONY’S NEW FRIEND is a heartwarming and instructive tale for readers ages 6-9. It makes a wonderful bedtime story for younger kids as well. A gentle, poignant message; a tale told by a skilled storyteller. A must for all pony lovers!
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A wonderful story for young children. Be careful, once my kids read about Acorn, they really, really wanted a pony, and we live in the city. My copy had no editorial problems and was well formatted for reading.
My three year old son really enjoyed listening to this story. It was nice to find something appropriate for a very young audience. However, I would not want a young reader to consume this book for all of its editorial issues. It was annoying to have to correct the text on the fly during our read alloud, and it was disappointing to have paid for a story that doesn't appear to have been proof read.