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Three Little Horses Hardcover – December 1, 2007

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About the Author

Piet Worm studied architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam. He wrote approximately 35 books for children, most of which he also illustrated. The adventures of the three little horses were his biggest success; these tales were originally told as bedtime stories for his two daughters. He died in 1996 at the age of 86.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 61 pages
  • Publisher: Purple House Press (December 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930900368
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930900363
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.5 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #625,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By delicateflower152 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 15, 2012
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As a child many years ago, I loved Piet Worm's "The Three Little Horses." When my grandson asked to have stories about horses or ponies read multiple times, I thought this would be an excellent book to include in Grandma's library.

Charming illustrations are a highlight of this book. One picture of Brownie, Blackie, and Whitie dressed as the three visiting princesses may be a bit confusing. That illustration shows four horses dressed as princesses; some children may wonder where the fourth horse came from and why it doesn't have a part in the balance of the story.

There is a nice moral to this story with respect to Peter, the man who dressed "The Three Little Horses" as princesses. Those who seek to deceive others for their own gain may regret their decision and be punished for perpetrating that deception. "The Three Little Horses," after what might be termed a brief time-out for their misbehavior, are rewarded by being allowed to live at the palace. Although this does not seem to send an appropriate message to little ones, the follow-up book "The Three Little Horses At The King's Palace" brings closure to the story and resolves the moral issues.

Younger children will probably love this imaginative tale about "The Three Little Horses." Grandparents and parents, however, may tire of reading this book every night to their enamored little one. Still, it is one of those classic books that seems to appeal to almost every child.
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I have to disagree some with Sarah. This was my absolute favorite book from childhood, read to me before I could read, and then I read it back to my parents whenever the choice was mine. From a child's point of view, observing horses in a pasture and trying not to scare them (by pretending to be a tree) seemed very clever. And dressing the horses up to go to town once familiar to the horses? Completely normal! As a little girl, I dressed up cats, dogs, dolls, and anything that would hold still. When I finally got my hands on a pony, I had totally evolved - I brushed, bathed and braided the pony! Any child would love this book over a long age range.
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Do parents still read to their kids before putting them to sleep? If they don't they should be...The Three Little Horses by Dutch children's book author Piet Worm,remains one of my favorite children's stories, I still re-read this book, and trust me, I am no kid!
The story of Whitey, Blackie and Brownie has nothing to do with diversity and everything to do with imagination, inspiration and love. This is such a simple book, based on stories Piet told his children back in the 1950's.
It is so memorably creative, so simply and artfully illustrated, and it assumes every child has the ability to understand and appreciate the adventures of the three lovable little horses.
I think one of the best things about this book is that it can be read and shown to younger children, and then given to them to read by themselves after they have learned to read. And, at least in my opinion, children will enjoy reading it themselves even after it has been read to them over and over again.
If you are looking for a children's book that is weighted down by messages and correctness, but is filled with memorable flights of fancy, this is the book for you to get for your kids.
Yes, this is an old fashioned book, but old fashioned in all the right ways: it remains a timeless children's book that will be cherished long after the children who have read it are grown...and are reading to their own kids!
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THIS IS AN OLD, RARE STORY THAT I READ TO OUR CHILDREN IN THE 60S. I TRIED TO FIND THIS BOOK AND COULD ONLY FIND IT ON AMAZON. IT WAS SO NICE TO GIVE THIS BOOK TO OUR GRAND CHILDREN TO READ ALLOWING US TO CONTINUE A HAPPY TRADITION.
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Purple House Press is proud to be reissuing The Three Little Horses during the fall/winter of 2005! Same great pictures and text from the talented Piet Worm as in the original edition.
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A great story from my childhood. I loved this little book and I am so happy to be able to keep this story going thru my granddaughter. If your little one has a passion for ponies, you can't go wrong with this warm little story. The author was inspired by watching the 3 little horses next door. Enjoy....
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Purple House Press is proud to be reissuing The Three Little Horses during the fall/winter of 2005! Same great pictures and text from the talented Piet Worm, as in the original edition.
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