Saturday, June 23, 2012

Horseplay by Karma Wilson and Jim McMullan GIVEAWAY

  • Title: Horseplay!
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co 2012-06-05 (2012)
  • Language: English
  • Buy it: Amazon

Those horses didn't sleep one bit.
They frolicked on the loose.

They joined in games like Hide-n-Seek,
Leapfrog, and Duck, Duck, Goose. 

"So this is why you snooze all day. I thougth I told you NO HORSEPLAY!"
When his stubborn horses insist on playing games all night instead of sleeping, one determined farmer wears himself out trying to change their habits. 

Told in clever rhyming verse throughout, Horseplay will engage parents and kids alike as they follow mischievous horses who just won't go to bed.

My thoughts: It is important for me to clarify who the real reviewer of this book is. It is not me. In fact, the reviewer of this book and all of the children's books is much more honest and critical than myself. He has no expectations of acceptable social mores or all the required graces to give a review that might not hurt someone's feelings. He's seven years old and just graduated from first grade.

Here's what he had to say:

That's right. Nothing. He was far too busy reading the book and looking at the pictures which are (in my opinion) fun and uncomplicated. At this stage of the game, children don't need complicated illustrations crowded with extra animals or extraneous objects. They want a book that tells the story in plain and easy language and illustrations that provide clues.

When the 7 year old boy has nothing to say while he is reading the book, that means he is understanding the story. 

And that is an unequivocal success.

And one for you!
You know the drill.
Fill out the form below.
I'll let you know via email if you won.
Publicist from publishing company will send you the book.
You do the happy dance.

I love playing Santa in the middle of a hot June day!

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