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Why Do Horses Have Manes?

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Why do horses let people ride them? What did horses look like millions of years ago? Can horses really sleep standing up? Veteran children's author Elizabeth MacLeod answers these and dozens of other horsey questions in this ultimate companion book for young horse lovers. Like Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses and Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?, the question-and-answer format makes this book perfect both for browsing and for school-project research. Kids don't need to own or ride a horse to love this book, as it is not ...
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Overview

Why do horses let people ride them? What did horses look like millions of years ago? Can horses really sleep standing up? Veteran children's author Elizabeth MacLeod answers these and dozens of other horsey questions in this ultimate companion book for young horse lovers. Like Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses and Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?, the question-and-answer format makes this book perfect both for browsing and for school-project research. Kids don't need to own or ride a horse to love this book, as it is not about riding but instead showcases the horse as a fascinating animal. Humans and horses have shared a long history together and this book covers it all:
• When Horses Flew: famous horses, prehistoric horses, legendary horses, horse lore and facts
• Pintos, Percherons and Palominos: breeds, ponies vs. horses, wild horses, horses around the world, weird horses
• The Mane Tale: the many quirks of horse bodies and behavior
• Straight from the Horse's Mouth: horse language, horse expressions, hero horses, horse whisperers
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis J. Perry
Much of the information in this book is presented in a question/answer format that is a good device for providing small bits of information and keeping the reader's attention. Chapter I, "When Horses Flew," describes prehistoric horses and their place in mythology. Some of the questions asked and answered here include "What did the first horse look like?" and "Why do horses let people ride them?" Chapter 2, "Paints, Percherons, and Palominos," describes the various types of horses today from very large breeds to miniatures. Questions in this section include "What's a miniature horse?" "Is a palomino a breed?" and "Are there still wild horses?" Chapter 3, "The Mane's Tale," discusses special adaptations. Among the questions are "Can horses really sleep standing up?" and "Why do horses walk on tiptoes?" Chapter 4, "Straight from the Horses Mouth," includes information about ways horses communicate. "Who's who in a herd?" "Why do horses nuzzle and groom?" The book includes several special features. One of these is a section of jokes and riddles called "Horse Laughs;" another is a page featuring common expressions called "Horse Talk." There are directions for making a horse bookmark, playing horseshoes, and a table to calculate one's age in horse years. Vibrant color photographs are interspersed throughout the lively text. Reviewer: Phyllis J. Perry
School Library Journal

Gr 3-5

This slim volume uses a question-and-answer format to provide short, basic information. It is loosely divided into four sections with titles that are not always self-explanatory. Randomly covered topics include physical aspects of the horse, some historical facts, a few of the creature's idiosyncrasies such as unusual friendships with other types of animals, and "trivial pursuit" inquiries covering hero horses and how to play horseshoes. The material can be found in many other books, but the brief text and appealing color photos could provide an easy reading opportunity for casual browsers.-Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554533121
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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