Horse by Malachy Doyle describes the birth of a foal and his first year with beautiful double page oil paintings by Angelo Rinaldi that look almost photographic. Ages 4 to 8— From Best Books about... HORSES
Fall 2008 Kids' List
“I'm not interested in horses, but I love this book. The story is simple, following one little foal as he grows into a horse as the seasons pass. The spare, eloquent language is perfect, and Rinaldi's double-page oil paintings are amazing. I've been handing this book to anyone who tells me they're having a bad day. A few minutes later, they thank me and say they're feeling better.”
— Heather Lyon, Lyon Books and Learning Center, Chico, CA
Follow one little foal as he grows into a magnificent horse! From learning to stand on wobbly legs to napping in the sunshine and trotting around the field with his mother, he changes as the seasons pass. By springtime he has grown big and strong.
Set against lush green fields and picturesque skies, this touching portrait of a mare and her foal is perfect for all horse fans!
About the Author
Malachy Doyle, who himself has ten brothers and sisters, is the author of many books, including Cow, illustrated by Angelo Rinaldi. He lives in North Wales with his family.
Angelo Rinaldi is the illustrator of Cow by Malachy Doyle. He grew up in Wales and now lives with his family in London.