For Horse-Crazy Girls Only

Everything You Want to Know About Horses
150p. 978-0-31260-323-6.
Gr 3—8—The title emphatically sets the tone for this enjoyable volume of facts that read like "Ripley's Believe It or Not." It includes horse jokes; detailed explanations about markings from head to tail; lists of books, movies, and weird horse ailment names; and much more. The tone is lighthearted and conversational with highlighted vignettes of horse lore and intriguing facts accompanied by appealing black-and-white drawings. The chapter headings will have readers quickly checking them out to find out the top 10 horse computer games (off-line), horses on the web, and pony places and horsey happenings, to name a few. Practical advice about working with horses is provided, and there is a brief, inspiring chapter on volunteerism that features young women who have made a difference in the quality of the lives of the animals and people. Numerous websites are identified, and an extensive print bibliography is also included. There is a brief chapter about the famous Breyer models that fans love collecting, which fits in with all of the other information that will enable horse-crazy girls to immerse themselves in the equine world.—Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA
This compendium of all things equine is both in-depth and comprehensive. Topics range from horse body language to horse books and movies to equine careers. Sidebars and black-and-white vignettes make the friendly narration and browsable format extra inviting. Even longtime horse aficionados (including the no-less-fervent minority of horse-crazy boys) can discover fresh information in this engaging volume. Bib., ind.

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