Did you know that Ivy loves horses?
She does. Really, really loves them.
Sometime last winter her Grandma Mary happened to say, “Ivy, what would you do if Santa brought you a horse?”
Bad idea Grandma Mary, bad idea.
After a few weeks when it became obvious that Ivy was convinced Santa was bringing her a horse I called up my Mom and yelled at her.
In effort to fix the situation she told Ivy that winter isn’t a very good time to get a horse. Ivy accepted this explanation and our conversations turned to, “…when it’s spring and I get my horse…” which was a problem, but I was hoping she would forget.
Of course she did not forget.
We still don’t have a horse and Ivy still wants one, so when the librarian showed her this book at the library I must have got a bit of a wide eyed panicked look because she quickly assured me it would be perfect.
…and I do have that.”
It did seem perfect for the little girl who really wants a horse but isn’t getting one even though, as she has pointed out, it is spring now.
Ivy listened to the book. When we finished she pointed at the last page and said “But Mom, that’s not a horse that’s a bike.”
So much for that idea.
Would I recommend it? Yes, while it did nothing to temper Ivy’s horses wishes we did read it approximately 16 million times and she only pointed out the bike/horse discrepancy 14 million. I’m calling it progress.