Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Busy Horsies

Busy Horsies

John Schindel
Illustrator:  Casi Lark 
Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Tricycle Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-1582462233

Horses are busy animals with full lives. In this beautifully presented board book little children will see how they spend their days. On one page we see are a pair of lovely horses "greeting" one another, and we cannot help wondering what they are saying. On another page there is a horse who is rolling on its back in the snow. It looks as if it is having a wonderful time. A pair on another page are racing each other across the grass, and then there is the picture of a little white horse who is chasing a goat! What is going on there?

Little children who like horses will  love looking at the photographs in this delightful little board book and saying the rhyming words out loud. In addition their grownups can explore what is happening in the pictures with their children and discuss what might be going on. One could even talk about what might happen next. Will that little white horse catch the goat or will the goat get away?