K-Gr 2—With two or three sentences per page, this set introduces the most basic traits of horse breeds. Most of the content focuses on physical features and the ways horses are used by humans, along with a bit about their temperament. The writing uses short, direct sentences that are generally clear enough for early readers, with only occasional awkward or stilted phrasing. There are some challenging words, which are usually, but not always, defined in the glossary (in Miniature Horses "to scale" is defined as "with a uniform reduction," which is arguably a more challenging phrase). A closing "More Facts" page provides a few extra tidbits. Clean layouts feature a single photograph across each spread, accompanied by large text against a white background. Though not terrifically exciting, the photos, mostly full-body shots, show a variety of horses in different situations to provide a solid visual overview. VERDICT Serviceable introductions for the youngest of horse enthusiasts.