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Horses - Seymour Simon

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2006
ISBN: 9780060289447
Number Of Pages: 40
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old

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What animal can . . . run so fast, its feet don't always touch the ground, weigh more than 2,000 pounds, sense people's emotions bytheir smell, . . . "and" wear shoes? Why, a horse, of course

Horses are some of the most fascinating -- and important -- creatures on Earth. In fact, our world would not be the way it is today if not for horses. Horses have carried medieval knights into battle, transported settlers to the American West, and hauled fire engines and buses. They even turned the wheels that provided power for factories But one of their greatest, most enduring gifts to us is companionship and trust.

So come along with Seymour Simon, whom the "New York Times" calls "the dean of the children's science book] field," and learn more about these amazing animals -- straight from the horse's mouth

Industry Reviews

Well-conceived, beautifully presented horse books abound, so surely there's no need to sacrifice trees for this one, which reads like a poorly organized encyclopedia article, except that encyclopedias rarely make so many mistakes. Horses teeth do wear down, but they also keep growing, so they get longer, not shorter, as the horse ages. Bays and chestnuts are not types of brown horses. Thoroughbreds are a type of hotblood, but a polo pony is not necessarily a Thoroughbred. In the photo of the Amish woman, whatever she's driving, it isn't a plow. And so on. All minor points, but they abound, and combined with the stilted writing, add up to the impression that Simon knows very little about horses at all. The photos look like a standard horse calendar. Don't bother. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9) (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9780060289447
ISBN-10: 0060289449
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.7 x 23.7  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1

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