Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Night Horses by Anaka Jones

My oldest Frugal just finished reading this book and she loved it!  As a parent I loved the story.


Children's book. Author Anaka Jones imagines the life of a herd of horses as they work, chow, play and turn a farm into their own three-ring circus in “The Night Horses”. In “The Night Horses” (ISBN 1452882789), Anaka Jones creates a playful children’s book that imagines the secret lives of barn horses who chatter, chow, play and work all while their owners are away. Though she is only in sixth grade, Jones has produced a lively book that mixes reality and fantasy to showcase the playful and humorous side of rural life. She invites readers to accompany her to a secret barn party where these animals will play as hard as they work. “The Night Horses” follows the animals’ daily lives. Each morning, the horse herd takes their breakfast at the hay feeder. Mulling around, they exchange gossip and share their plans for the day. There’s May, an old mare whose giddy-up spirit fuels her energetic personality. She wants to challenge Cloud to a race even though she is three times his age. Frisco and Bella are an inseparable married couple, and plenty of young foals timidly hide behind their mothers’ legs amongst the group. After a long day of work, the horses clean up, head to their stalls for dinner, and wait in the barn until their owners head back to the house. With humans out of the picture, the horses get busy creating their own rural night life, effectively turning the farm into their own little three-ring circus. The whimsical nature of Jones’ children’s book allows young readers to tap into their imagination and picture what goes on inside the heads of the animals around them. A perfect story for children who love animals, “The Night Horses” depicts the world of love and companionship to be found among horses and

My Review

What really inspired us is the Author!  I only wished I could have accomplished something like this at her age!

If you have a young horse over, this book is for them!  I would recommend this to really any age! Even for the little ones.

Have you ever wanted to be invited to a party at the barn when it's dark?  Or wondered what the horses and other animals do after it gets dark?  Well now you get to find out!

The imagination that this young lady has is amazing!  The illustrations are great!  It is so neat to see that ability that she already has as a writer!
You will learn about the adventures of May, Cloud, Frisco, and Bella and the other animals!
This is a great book for all ages! 
Thank you to Anaka and Jeff Jones for sending me a copy of this book for my review.
I give this book 5 stars *****


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