No other animal has captured people s imaginations or changed their lives as has the horse Their grace, strength, and beauty have made horses sought after as well as useful What would kings and queens, knights and conquistadores, cowboys and stagecoach drivers, or farmers have done without them In this informative book, Gail Gibbons relates some of the long history that horses and humans have shared She looks at horse biology and behavior and includes colorful, clear, and accessible diagrams


10 thoughts on “Horses!

  1. Jamie Jamie says:

    Horses, by Gail Gibbons, presents a wide array of facts about horses in a story like manner A portion of the book is dedicated to explaining the history of horses, leading up to their role in today s society Some of the most common types of horses are introduced in this book The traits that are shared by all horses, their life span and social habits are discussed This book features only hand drawn cartoon pictures This art style may appeal to very young children Each picture is accompani Horses, by Gail Gibbons, presents a wide array of facts about horses in a story like manner A portion of the book is dedicated to explaining the history of horses, leading up to their role in today s society Some of the most common types of horses are introduced in this book The traits that are shared by all horses, their life span and social habits are discussed This book features only hand drawn cartoon pictures This art style may appeal to very young children Each picture is accompanied by a few words identifying certain aspects of the picture This is a very good way to introduce horse vocabulary In the text of the book, all new words are clearly described in a way that can be understood by young children Kindergarten and first grade students will especially love reading this book, as the illustrations are done in a familiar style Most young children have not been exposed to real photographs in their everyday storybooks This book provides much needed basic understanding about horses for young children


  2. Christina Deroche Christina Deroche says:

    I chose this book because horses are my favorite animals My nieces also really enjoyed it and learned a lot This book is wonderful for children who like horses This book talks about all the many different types of people that use horses It also explains why and how they used the horses Cowboys ridingFarmers plowingKnight jousting Gail Gibbons does a wonderful job with all of her books Many of them are informative and are engaging to children Wonderful pictures and charts to go along with I chose this book because horses are my favorite animals My nieces also really enjoyed it and learned a lot This book is wonderful for children who like horses This book talks about all the many different types of people that use horses It also explains why and how they used the horses Cowboys ridingFarmers plowingKnight jousting Gail Gibbons does a wonderful job with all of her books Many of them are informative and are engaging to children Wonderful pictures and charts to go along with the book Gail is known for teaching children through booksthan any other author


  3. Mary Ann Mary Ann says:

    This was an excellent book full of good information for my horse crazy daughters.


  4. Ashley Greenfield Ashley Greenfield says:

    This is a great book for kids to use to find information about horses It s vocabulary and picture diagrams make it a great resource I would recommend it.


  5. Brianna Brianna says:

    A great resource for children interested in horses It covers everything from the history and use of horses to horse breads, daily life, and physiology.


  6. Bree Bree says:

    Lots of information A bit too much for a non horse lover but my child ate up all the information We just read a bit at a time so it didn t do an overload Cute pictures.


  7. Ruth Ruth says:

    Well written informational text.


  8. CFAITC CFAITC says:

    History and facts about horses.