Penny the Horse...Of Course!
by Tatiana Christie
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Pub Date 30 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 03 Feb 2022
DartFrog Books, DartFrog Plus
Being different isn't always easy, especially if you're the only pig on a horse farm. Still, Penny doesn't let that discourage her! Determined to make friends, she decides that all she needs to do is find a way to fit in better with her pals. By the time all is said and done, she will be as good as a horse herself!
When nothing she tries seems to make her any more popular in the stables, Penny worries she'll never be happy on the farm. But with a little love and understanding, the horses soon help her see that she's perfect just the way she is, and that there's room for everyone...of course!
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Omg, this was adorable. When I first saw the title and the cover I had to give this one a look because horses and pigs are my two favorite farm animals. Let me tell you I was not disappointed. From the first page, the beautiful watercolor graphics had me entranced. They are done so well and really capture the fun energy of the book. The message was so wholesome and necessary for young readers. You don’t have to change yourself to be like everyone else in order to fit in. This is also a lesson we as adults could use from time to time. This was a great children’s book all around and I would love to see it in the library or my younger cousin's bookshelf.
This book was adorable and has a such a sweet message! I read it with my 6 year old and it brought about a really good discussion on appreciation others’ differences and being true to yourself!
Penny the pig tries everything she can to fit in with the horses, but in the end, she learns that being yourself is the best thing you can be. Accepting our differences and unique abilities is what makes the world go round. This book has a great message on acceptance and individualism.
Thanks to Dartfrog books and net galley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
Penny the Horse...Of Course! is an adorable book about a lone pig on a horse farm. Penny wants to be included with the horses, so she tries several things to try to fit in with the horses. This is a cute book about learning to love you for who you are and not changing to fit in with others. I think that's an important message for children. The watercolor illustrations are gorgeous. I really loved them. There were a couple instances where the text was a little difficult to read, a problem that may have been solved with better font, but a good book nonetheless.
This story is one that has a message for young children which is to be yourself! Penny is the only pig on a horse farm so she naturally feels left out. Her way of dealing with that is to try to make herself more like a horse. The cute illustrations show exactly what she attempts. How does her situation work itself out? Read this book with a child to see.
Using animals can be a good way to tell a story about something important. Children have a little distance this way and may find it easier to talk about their feelings as a result.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.
I was granted eARC access to Penny the Horse... Of Course! via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
Penny the Horse... Of Course! is the story of a lonely little pig named Penny who tries everything she can think of to convince the farm's horses that she's also a horse so that she can hang out with the horses. It's a cute little lesson about being yourself, asking for what you want, and accepting everyone as they are.
The watercolour illustrations are cute and colourful, and Penny in particular is quite charming. Little kids will surely be captivated by these pictures and want to spend hours with this book.
The cutest story ever! When I say the cover I knew I had to give it a try! Penny is the only pig on this horse farm so she comes up with the idea to be a horse! But she learns to be herself is the best way to be!
Such a sweet little book and such wonderful illustrations! I loved all the colors the horses were and penny was so soft and round!
Definitely will be recommending this to parents when it comes out!
I really enjoyed this short picturebook about a pig on a horse only farm. The art is very pretty and story was very cute and sweet. It shows determination as well as acceptance for being different which are both things that can he important for kids!
Penny is the only pig on a horse farm, which can be a bit lonely. She decides her best course of action is to become as much like a horse as possible, but this doesn't quite go according to plan. Luckily, after some missteps, the animals work together to find a better solution.
I admired Penny's gumption and resilience. She was resourceful and determined and it took a lot to get her down. I wish the horses had been a bit kinder, but they did eventually make an effort to be good friends and the payoff was satisfying. This would be a good read for pre-K and early elementary to reinforce how important it is to include everyone and celebrate people for who they are as individuals.
Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
A great story about inclusion, diversity and acceptance, with adorable watercolours.
A cute picture book about Penny, the pig who wishes she were a horse just like all the other animals on the farm. It's pretty easy to relate to someone who is lonely and wants to belong, and does everything she can to move, eat and speak like others and become one of them. Luckily, the horses in this story encourage Penny to be herself, and they appreciate her the way she is.
Many thanks to NetGalley and DartFrog Books for this Advance Review Copy.
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