Hush, Little Horsie

Hush, Little Horsie
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September 28, 2010
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Hush, little horsie, Asleep on the moor. Your mama is close— That’s what mamas are for. Mama horses around the world promise to watch over their little ones as the foals frolic and play and eventually fall asleep in this soothing bedtime story. Young horse lovers will drift off with Ruth Sanderson’s stunning horses in their minds and the promise of their own parents’ enduring...

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From all over the world, mama horses watch their foals run and frolic, and when they are tired, mamas guard the little ones while they sleep. From the plains to the moor to the barnyard, Jane Yolen captures the majesty and character of horses.

Hush, Little Horsie is a tender, gently told reminder of a mothers love. The comparison between horses and people work beautifully and the lush paintings bring the horses and their habitats to life. Soothing rhymes add to the charm of this book, making it a quiet read intended for bedtime. The conceptthe protective presence of a loved oneis exceptionally comforting to children, especially when drifting off to sleep.

Young animal lovers will cherish reading this book with their mothers. A perfect book for cuddling.
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