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Three Little Horses Hardcover – December 1, 2007
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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.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Exactly the same book as I remembered from my childhood. I am looking forward to giving it our horse crazy Payton.Published 16 days ago by JANE PARSONS
I bought this as a gift for my girlfriend, who grew up in Austria. She says the illustrations are very close to the original from the Sixties. It brought back good memories!Published 2 months ago by Brian Hughes
Just make sure when you order it, you are aware that it's a different story than the original. I ordered it for my grandchildren thinking it was the book I loved as a child. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dawn M. Desmond
I ordered this book for Christmas, It was the book we read as children...exactly as I remembered it. Good memories!Published on February 13, 2013 by susan mary
Had this book as a child and was amazed when I found it in re-print EXACTLY in the format I had as a kid! Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by Marilynn
So I loved this book as a child and I recently found it in the house and re-read it. What a weird book. No really, its weird. Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by Sarah