Patent, Dorothy Decorated Horses Charlesbridge, 2015. $17.95 PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION
An inclusion picture book history of the role of horses
throughout history with a focus on how they were decorated/dressed in each
culture. Some examples were Scythian Horses, Draft horses, Medieval horse, and
Native American Horses. Each double page features one side with a couple of
paragraphs of simple easy to understand text and a large bright illustration to
go with it.
Horse lovers will be very interested in this book and find
themselves learning quite a bit about history. The illustrations are varied,
colorful, and full of movement. An interesting curriculum connection to the
role of animals in the lives of humans. I think the focus on the decoration,
rather than just the history, is an intriguing spin, sort of tricking the reader
with a bright show, but then they secretly learn! What educator doesn’t find
EL, EL (K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.