Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hush, Little Horsie review

Hush, Little Horsie

Mama horses around the world promise to watch over their little ones as the foals frolic and play and eventually fall asleep in this soothing bedtime story. Young horse lovers will drift off with Ruth Sanderson’s stunning horses in their minds and the promise of their own parents’ enduring love in their hearts.  (goodreads summary)
What could be better at the end of a busy day than a wonderful bedtime story to cuddle up with. This book is not only beautiful with its gentle and peaceful illustrations but the words will melt your heart. The rhyming text is very easy to read-aloud and builds on the loving bond between mother and child. There are plenty of horses and darling ponies that will capture the little horse lover. In the end, a mother and her little girl are reading a bedtime story and she drifts fast asleep. I have always enjoyed books written by Jane Yolen and the illustrations by Ruth Sanderson make for a perfect pairing on this one. This story will definitely give happy sweet dreams and will make a fantastic bedtime story that will soon become a favorite. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 2-6.~

Title: Hush, Little Horsie
Author: Jane Yolen - illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Genre: picture book
Pub. Date: September 2010 Random House
Hardcover, 32 pgs.

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