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Robert the Rose Horse Hardcover – February 12, 1962
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Robert gets a job pulling a milk cart all around the city. But he discovers that there are roses in the city too, and that’s a big problem! His “KERCHOOS” cost him this job, and the next one too. Robert is in a bad spot.
Robert had to look for work again.
He looked and looked.
Fathers had work.
Mothers had work.
Every one had some kind of work.
But there were not many jobs for a horse.
Finally he sees a job he can do – he can be a police horse! He’s good at his job and he’s happy. He knows he has to act quickly when he sees some bad guys enter a bank, but how can he stop the robbers?
Robert saw a rose!
It was not a big rose.
But it was a rose!
Robert began to think.
He began to think fast.
I’m sure you can guess what happens next!
I enjoyed remembering this fun story from my childhood and I also read it to my kids when they were little. You might not like the scene with the robbers, because they carry guns and the guns go off during the biggest KERCHOO ever. You definitely wouldn’t see that in a children’s book today!
It’s interesting to think about how different children’s books are now. And that extends to how we raise our kids. Do we always protect them from the rough stuff or do we tell it like it is? I had forgotten all about the guns in this book until I read it to our kids. It bothered me a little, but it did not bother my kids.Read more ›
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This was my son's favorite book & now I'm giving his daughter her very own copy. Know she's going to love it, too!Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
Nice children's story....from my children's childhood....a million years ago.Published 1 month ago by LL
This was one of my favorite books as a kid (born in 1967). I still have the original and read it to both of my kids, one of which has a peanut allergy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ruusta
Our grandson, age 4, saw the book and asked me to read it. He loved the story. It is well illustrated and a fun story for young children.Published 5 months ago by Vern4
It was OK, looked promising but a little boring. Just my view though.Published 6 months ago by anon
The writing is not so great in parts, but I improvise to keep a more even flow where it gets choppy with the short sentences. My kid loves the story so I still give it four stars. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ros
I remembered this book from when I was young and wanted my kids to also have it. Cute story about a horse whose sneezes cause havoc but then finally is able to save the day. Read morePublished 6 months ago by KBM