I’m an adult with no children, but I still have a passion for children’s literature. Not only do I feel like it helps to keep my childhood spirit alive, but it also helps me as a writer – since I am someone who has published – and will be publishing more – children’s books. Reading books for kids is great research (and I get to pass them on to my friends with kids – or with babies on the way).
I was drawn to this particular book simply because it’s about horses. I have had a major love of horses since childhood. I went to horse camp when I was in the Girl Scouts (two years in a row).
I found Horse Gentler in Training an endearing story. It comes with an important lesson, of course (maybe a couple of them, in fact). It’s a well-written story that not only gives you some insight into the main character (and the people in her life) but also into the author of the book.
What I loved the most about this book were the “extras” that the author included. Once you’ve finished the story, the book goes on. You will find some awesome educational information within, as well as a “true” horse story about the author and her horses. The extra info includes Fun Horse Facts, Horse Terms, Common Horse Breeds, and even Parts of the Horse.
Whether or not the overall theme of God in the story suits your interests, it’s an excellent story.
This addition to the Winnie The Early Years book collection is available wherever you prefer to buy your books, but you can also get it direct from the publisher.
I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.