Are You a Horse?
Written & Illustrated by Andy Rash
For young cowboys and little scientists, an ARE YOU MY MOTHER? for the 21st century…!
For his birthday, Roy's friends give him a saddle and some very specific instructions:
1.Find a horse.
Great! But there's a problem: Roy doesn't know what a horse IS!
What's a horseless, clueless cowboy to do?
“The western-styled gouache art is packed with colors and peppered with lighthearted jokes. . . . Kids will enjoy knowing more than the hapless Roy with the final page showing an extremely unexpected horsy ride.” -- Booklist
"The gouache and India ink illustrations are comical and colorful, and the cartoon expressions capture the burlesque nature of the story. . . . A goofy giggle-inducing read-aloud." -- School Library Journal
“Roy is one confused cowpoke. His friends give him a saddle for his birthday, but he doesn’t know what it is. “Luckily, it came with instructions: 1. Find a horse 2. Enjoy the ride.” Except Roy doesn’t know what a horse is, either. Thus begins Roy’s cheery absurdist trek through the desert, trying to fulfill instruction number one by interviewing likely candidates à la P. D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother?. Engaging cartoon illustrations, rendered in a toasty warm palette, show that Roy looks the part of a born-and-bred buckaroo, with his ten-gallon hat, boots, and Texas-themed belt buckle. But his comic level of ignorance shines bright as the Western sun when he approaches his first interview subject, a rusty red wagon. “‘Are you a horse?’ he asked. ‘Nope, I’m an old wagon,’ said the wagon. ‘A horse is a living thing.’” A talking cactus, snake, crab, chameleon, and others all give him clues until he finally finds his steed and moves on to instruction number two in a hilarious closing scene that proves Roy’s equestrian education still has a ways to go.” -- Horn Book
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Price: $16.99 US / $18.99 CAN
Trim Size: 10" x 10"
Page Count: 32
Foreign Rights: Scholastic
Translation Rights: Scholastic
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