PreS-Gr 1-Titles that fall short of the quality desired for beginning readers. Each of the six one-page chapters faces a color photo of only fair quality. The large-print text of three to four short sentences is reminiscent of 1950s' primers with their short choppy sentences. Readers are supposed to believe that the story is being narrated by the children shown in the obviously posed pictures. The information presented is correct, but the texts do little but define a few terms such as the proper names of the male and female animals. The glossaries are contrived, mostly repeating what has been stated in the texts. My Horse defines coat as "a horse's fur" and uses the word shine to define shiny. A box on the back covers contains the words "early intervention," with no clue as to what it means.-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.