Author(s): Lisa Hiley
Kids who constantly have horses on their minds are going to love this book. The Horse Farm Read-and-Play Sticker Book draws young riders into the places they like best: the horse farm, the tack room, the stable, the paddock, and the stableyard. And with 75 full-color, reusable, heavy-duty vinyl stickers, kids can create their own equine dramas while at the same time learning important points about such essentials as grooming and tacking up.
The range of stickers is irresistable. There are foals, a barn cat (and a barn mouse), a vet, and a farrier. But there are also name plates for the horse stalls; saddles, brushes, helmets, and cowboy hats for the tack room; barrels and jumps for horse shows, plus championship ribbons; and a flock of chickens and a few barn swallows for the stableyard.
All this horse play, however, is tied to real-life horse lessons. For example, if the game is "let's pretend it's time for the horse's evening feeding," the book reminds kids to give the horse his ration of grain and his mineral block, fill his bucket with fresh water, put out plenty of hay for the horse to munch on, and not to forget the carrot for a snack.