If you are young and love horses….

(A review for Storey Publications.)

I requested a few books from Net Galley for young people and a couple for adults. It is quite fun to see what the publishers are offering.

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I was accepted to review the book Wild for Horses compiled by Storey Publishers. When I was young I was one of those girls who was horse mad. We all know of them. I adored them and had pictures of horses all over my bedroom wall. My parents finally bought me a horse when I was about 12 or 13 because they wanted to keep me away from boys.

Little did they know when I reached 9th grade I met my future husband in a saddle club. We still love horses but don’t own any.

I would have loved this book.

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Storey publishers has this blurb about the book.

This one-of-a-kind book of horse posters and flash cards is packed with stunning images and essential information. Two dozen posters of all-time favorite breeds like Arabian, Shetland Pony, and Lipizzan show off the beauty of these majestic creatures, and kids can show them off, too: these pull-out pages are ready to hang on a bedroom wall, with two additional 12 x 30 posters that capture horses’ grandeur. Finally, each of the 24 punch-out flash cards include a pocketsize photo and fun facts. With both magnificent, ready-to-hang images and portable breed profiles, this unique package offers total immersion for horse-loving kids.  (Children’s non-fiction)

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I think young horse lovers, from maybe age 8 or 9 to about 12 or 13 will love these posters and pages. The photography is beautiful featuring various breeds of horses. The horses also feature in various jobs that they perform.

At my age I still enjoyed the photos as they are beautiful. Horses are stunning animals.

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The information pages are short blurbs of facts scattered within geometric covered pages of bright colours. I think in this age of short text messages and attention spans the kids are probably more likely to read these snippets than a long narrative on the various breeds  of horses and their uses. (Which of course is sad but hey knowledge is good in all its forms.)

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If you have a horse mad child in your family I think this book might be an addition to the collection of books and magazines about horses I know they already own.

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o be published 3 March, 2017 Price around 12.98 US.

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“Love my horses.”

Author: travellinpenguin

I live in Tasmania, Australia. I ride a 350cc Piaggio scooter as I travel the state and sometimes the world searching for vintage Penguin books to add to my archive. My goal is to keep them out of landfill as they are wonderful old books. I travel, socialise, read a lot and have my friend the Travellin' Penguin who accompanies as I traverse through life and books.

4 thoughts on “If you are young and love horses….”

  1. I’m yet another horse-crazy girl who never outgrew my passion for horses. I never owned a horse, but I have a friend now who owns two. Just loved the photos here.

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  2. I was one of those kids, too, but I didn’t get a horse (and an accompanying Shetland pony) until I was almost thirty. This looks like a great book for kids, instilling knowledge and respect.

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  3. our daughter was crazy about horses, also… we didn’t discourage her, but couldn’t afford a lot of ancillary items, saddle, bridle, etc. but she did grow up to be a veterinarian. now she doctors and operates on cats and dogs, mostly… she would have loved the above books, i’m sure… she probably still would…

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