Book Review of The Night Horses
By Sylvia Cochran – Parenting By The Book
The Night Horses
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
If you are tired of reading the same barnyard stories to your child, The Night Horses offer a welcome change of the narrative. Penned by a 12-year-old author, these horses obediently eat their hay and play during the day. At night, however, they turn into party animals that have beauty makeovers, a comedy club and a rocking discotheque in the barn.
Anaka Jones succeeds in giving the horses not only lovable personalities but actually making this short book an exciting read. Youngsters who are already programmed to expect sleeping horses will be delighted to find that they play cards instead. Buy the book for a toddler or kindergartener. The latter, in particular, will enjoy working on reading readiness with it since many words used in the text are included in schools’ lists of sight words.
If this is what Ms. Jones writes at the age of 12, we can only hope that she never puts away her keyboard or pen. This young lady is a phenomenal children’s book author in the making. Let us hope that The Night Horses is the first installment of a long, long series of children’s books that feature the indomitable equines.
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