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Awesome Animals Horses

fun facts and amazing stories

(2 customer reviews)
Authors: Dianne (Di) Bates
children's short stories, animals, horses
234mm x 152mm

The third book in the Awesome Animal series this time featuring magnificent Horses.

The Awesome Animals series features fascinating stories about animals. Each beautifully styled and fun book features true stories, amazing facts and gorgeous images and illustrations.

Horses are powerful, intelligent, spirited and totally awesome!

This great mix of interesting facts, true stories and fun stuff will help you discover just how amazing these incredible creatures really are.

From stories about record-breaking race horses, cheeky ponies and brave war horses to bizarre facts and wacky jokes, this beautiful book is packed full of information and fun.

Featuring the gorgeous horses from Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary, the inclusion of images and stories of rescue horses adds another level of education and inspiration.

Dianne (Di) Bates

Dianne (Di) Bates

Dianne (Di) Bates has published 120+ books. Some of Di’s books have won national and state literary awards; others have sold overseas. Di has received Grants and Fellowships from the Literature Board of the Australia Council and has toured for the National Book Council. Di has worked on the editorial team of a number of […]

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2 reviews for Awesome Animals Horses

  1. Horses: Fun facts and amazing stories is a compendium and a celebration of all things horse! Dianne Bates has sourced an amazing array of horse facts, stories, daring rescues, working horses, horses in movies and television and their historical origins. Colourful photographs of the Horse Shepherd / Equine Sanctuary animals highlight the importance of rescuing these animals. Playful horse caricatures drawn by Sophie Scahill add humour to this factual book – there’s a horse king perched on a throne and a horse relaxing with his glasses perched on the end of his nose reading a horse story. These brave animals have led soldiers into battle, supported Spanish conquistadors settling in new lands and moved the Barnum and Bailey Circus across North America. In the early 1900s there were 750 horses used to haul the carriages and animal cages, to help raise the big top and to perform acts. Walers were the horses used by the Australian light horseman in World War 1 to mobilise the cavalry into battle. Smallest, tallest, biggest, fastest, and oldest horses, there’s an array of horse records to pique the interest of many animal fans. Old Billy, an English barge horse, lived until he was 62 years old. The text is set out in easy to read boxes, some with colourful backgrounds, horse jokes and horse poems – nursery rhymes are also included. Horses: Fun facts and amazing stories is suitable for the capable reader who enjoys reading factual information. Rhyllis Bignell

  2. I was your typical horsey-obsessed little girl. That kind of passion never real dissipates, merely dims with neglect. Dianne Bates and Sophie Scahill have produced a handy, bookshelf friendly series of Awesome Animal books that present eager young readers with a mindboggling array of facts, figures, trivia, and fun stories for a menagerie of animals. This one, about Horses is incredible. Layered with more information about horses than I have ever encountered, Horse Fun Facts is comprehensive, breezy, easy to navigate and utterly captivating. I guarantee readers will learn something new each time they delve into these books. Horses is an awesome mix of entertainment and information that will fuel those pony club passions forever more. A brilliant, value-laden gift idea if ever there was one.

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