As children read The Night Horses by Anaka Jones, they are invited to a party at the Horseshoe Barn. It’s a story about horses that transforms into a story that is highlighted by pictures. Children discover the relationship between animals in a human way as they braid each other’s manes, tell jokes and even paint their hooves pink!
As an adult it seems far-fetched but I know as a child I had the same imagination and curiosity that my children do. We wonder what our pets would sound like if they could talk, we wonder what they do when we are not around. It’s what makes The Night Horses such a fun book.
Anaka Jones uses that same imagination to bring to life a herd of horses. Through her imagination we catch a glimpse of horses working, eating, playing and transforming a farm into their personal three-ring circus! She does it with such grace.
Did I mention Anaka Jones is in sixth grade?
That’s right…sixth grade! Still her book is lively and combines reality with fantasy and takes us all on the journey of her imagination. She outlines a day in the life of a horse from breakfast to after the sun goes down.
My children enjoyed this book and I hear them reading it together in the evenings when things have quieted down. It’s a fun book. We hope Anaka Jones career as a children’s author continues. Her first book is truly fun!
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Julee is a quirky, dorky, North Carolina Transplant with an appetite to taste the world, meets its desserts and blog about them. When she’s not behind the computer you can find her playing with her family, reading a good book, being a Bon Jovi fangirl and celebrating the little things.
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