Horses

A horse runs so fast that its feet don’t always touch the ground.

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CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, Debbie West

From the horse’s mouth to his hoofs, the horse is illustrated in all of its glory in this large book. The author gives the names of baby horses (foals), females (mares), and males (stallions). He tells how horses were brought…

From the horse's mouth to his hoofs, the horse is illustrated in all of its glory in this large book. The author gives the names of baby horses (foals), females (mares), and males (stallions). He tells how horses were brought to America by the Spaniards and tells of their great historical importance to the cowboys of the Old West, to the Indians, and to the farmers who only had plows to work their fields. Horses can see some colors, but an interesting note is that they can see in an almost complete circle because of the position of their eyes. Large, beautiful portraits are exhibited on each page. From dark brown horses called bays to colorless ones called albinos, horses are illustrated in all of their glorious beauty. Like many scientists, he takes his information about horses from the evolution theory, stating that horses evolved from the Hyracotherium, which means "mole beast." Mr. Simon has presented an excellent portrait of this fine, beautiful animal. He is a winner of the Science Books and Film Key Award for Excellence in Science Books. 2006, HarperCollins Children's Books, Ages 6 to 12.

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SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA

Simon provides the basic facts, which include the importance of horses to humans throughout history, their evolution, physical traits, interactions among themselves, and the various breeds. The information is clear and accurate. The striking color photos will capture readers’ attention.…

Simon provides the basic facts, which include the importance of horses to humans throughout history, their evolution, physical traits, interactions among themselves, and the various breeds. The information is clear and accurate. The striking color photos will capture readers' attention. However, it's unfortunate that they lack captions, particularly when showing different breeds. Children will pore over the photos and garner enough information from the text to make this book a popular introductory choice. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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