The Wild Little Horse

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An exhilarating adventure awaits Little Horse, just starting to explore the world beyond his cozy barn.Trotting past sleepy meadows, then gaining speed as the rolling sea beckons, he becomes Wild Little Horse. But home is never far away—Papa Horse and Mama Mare follow close behind.

Little ones, especially horse lovers having their own first adventures, will be entranced by courageous Little Horse’s majestically illustrated, rollicking journey.

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Overview

An exhilarating adventure awaits Little Horse, just starting to explore the world beyond his cozy barn.Trotting past sleepy meadows, then gaining speed as the rolling sea beckons, he becomes Wild Little Horse. But home is never far away—Papa Horse and Mama Mare follow close behind.

Little ones, especially horse lovers having their own first adventures, will be entranced by courageous Little Horse’s majestically illustrated, rollicking journey.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This is a fun story to read. Little Horse is a young colt who lives on a farm. He sees wonderful things all around him and eventually wants to roam farther from his home in the barn to places he has never been. With his parents close behind him, Little Horse ventures into the awaiting world of chasing birds, seeing waves in the sea and his reflection in a pool of water. Little Horse shows courage as he attempts to experience everything he comes upon. He has wise parents who urge him to follow his desire to roam and explore. The illustrations are awesome and pull the reader right into the book. They spread over two pages and the reader can actually feel Little Horse's emotions. The format is done in rhyme and flows easily when reading the story aloud. Children will definitely fall in love with Little Horse and want to read the story over and over again. The vocabulary is fun and the reader will see words like, "Whoosh," "Swish," and "Gallipity-Lip Gallipity-Lop." This is a great story to share with young children and will become a favorite to be read at bedtime. The book would be great gift. It belongs in homes where you find young children who are ready for adventure. 2005, Dutton Children's Books, Ages 4 to 6.
—Kathie M. Josephs
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A colt is filled with curiosity and energy as he explores the world around him. From the barnyard animals to the sandy beaches, his enthusiasm abounds until his parents finally come to lead him home. The rhyming verse reads easily and is interspersed with repeated sounds such as the "SWISH, SWISH, SWISH" of the horses' tails and the "WHOOSH, WHOOSH" of the wind. The illustrations capture all of the youthful exuberance of this young wanderer. With a bright, warm palette of blues, browns, and greens, the lovely landscapes are a feast for the eye. Wolff's soft-focus artwork includes fields that run to the sea, crashing waves, and a tidal pool full of sea life. The expressive and animated creatures, from chicks to a seal, are very appealing in this idyllic and lively day in the life of an adventurous young equine.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
The whistling wind tempts Little Horse to venture from his cozy barn to find out what's afoot in the big wide world. With his parents' permission, the warm brown pony with a white heart on his forehead trots out to see who might be in the barnyard and beyond-and the farther he goes, the braver he gets. When the scent of the salty sea reaches him, he trots off with wild, joyful abandon, enjoying the crashing surf, the seals and the seabirds: "Romping, stomping, pawing the ground, / Little Horse is horsing around!" His innocent awe and the pleasure he takes in his burgeoning independence are touching, and his return to the barn with mother and father racing alongside him is a comforting conclusion. While the rhythm of the rhyming narrative is a bit strained at times, Wolff's full-bleed, sun-kissed gouache paintings are beautifully shadowed and textured, full of splashes, breezes and affection. Little horse lovers will be besotted. (Picture book. 2-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525474555
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/22/2005
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 456,237
  • Age range: 1 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.31 (w) x 12.28 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2005

    Fantastic

    This is truly an outstanding book. The rhythm of the rhymes are so unique and beautiful, not to mention that the illustrations were fantastic. Rita Gray is a fabulous author, who brings my family happiness and joy with her sweet stories. I highly recommend this book to any child at any age.

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