Book Review: Appaloosa Zebra

This delightful little book is sure to become a favorite with “children”, young and old.
Written by Jessie Haas, with adorable illustrations by Margot Apple, Appaloosa Zebra: a Horse Lover’s Alphabet introduces the reader to many breeds of equine, from — well, from the Appaloosa to the Zebra!

In the book, a young girl mounted on her stick horse and surrounded by her model horses, dreams one day of owning her own horse farm — and who among us cannot relate to that? In her reverie she imagines all the horses she’ll have on the farm and as she does so, many breeds of horse and equestrian terms are explained and described to the young reader.

Margot Apple’s illustrations show the reader what various breeds look like, explain about the ancestors of modern equus, and show how tack and equipment is used.

The final section of the book has even more information about the various words and terms that comprise the A – Z.

Author Jessie Haas lives in Vermont. She has written a number of children’s books, including the “Beware” series — Sugaring and Runaway Radish. She is a lifelong horse lover who currently owns two horses.

Illustrator Margot Apple lives in Massachusetts. She has illustrated a number of children’s books, including Runaway Radish and the “Sheep” series — Sheep in a Jeep and Sheep Trick or Treat. She currently owns three Morgan horses and one Quarter Horse.

Appaloosa Zebra: A Horse Lover’s Alphabet is published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

ISBN 0-688-17880-4

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