Ivy: “Why did the girl turn into a horse?”
Me: “Oh, it’s an old, old, story and all kinds of magic things happen in old stories.”
Ivy: “Yeah, I think that can happen at Disney World.”
Would I recommend it? Despite (or because of?) Ivy’s odd connection between Native American folk lore and Disney World (where she has never been) this has been one of her chosen library books many times. The pictures are beautiful, the story captivates the kids and it’s got a pile of awards including the Caldecott Medal. I have a vague memory of John thinking it was a boring story but all of us girls would recommend it.
And yes I realize I just wrote a whole page on mini-book reviews not having spoilers but that totally doesn’t count when talking about children’s books! Why? Because I’m the Mom and I said so. That’s why!
I used to love this book!
Me too, I love it when I get to read the books I loved over again to the kids!