May 6, 2021

GIVEAWAY & Review: On the Day the Horse Got Out (Children)


A standout picture book debut about curiosity, cause-and-effect, and connectedness, which blends child-appealing rhyme with playful, distinctive artwork.

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Aʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Bᴏᴏᴋ

In this gorgeously rendered tale, Audrey Helen Weber masterfully blends suspense and nonsense, imaginative artwork, and a flawless rhythm that evokes some of the most beloved read-aloud classics, from Mother Goose to Eric Carle. 

On the day the horse got out . . the bells all rang,
the birds flew south,
the rabbit dug a bit too deep,
and the beetle cried out in its sleep...

But what happened to the horse? Did she find what she was looking for? Drawing on the influence of nursery rhymes, fables, folklore, folk art, and mythology—and combined with Audrey Helen Weber's own playful and surreal sensibility, page-turning suspense and read-aloud magic—here is a transcendent journey that tells a new story with every read.


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Mʏ Rᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ


Fun! Fun! Fun!

On the Day the Horse Got Out is a lively, nonsensical hardcover picture book with oodles of imagination. The horse getting out causes all kinds of things to happen—bells ring, eggs break, ants play, children dance, and much more. These silly and mystifying results of the horse getting out are amusing.


The illustrations and rhythmic, rhyming text make this book entertaining for little ones, (and for me as well!) It’s a great addition to a child’s, grandparent’s or caregiver’s library.


With timeless, highly detailed illustrations, this adventurous and imaginative children’s book is on my 2021 favorites list—primarily because of how fun it is to read to my toddler grandson.



A 2021 Favorite!


Dɪsᴄʟᴏsᴜʀᴇ: I ʀᴇᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ  ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʀʏ ᴄᴏᴘʏ ғ ᴛʜɪʙᴏᴏᴋ. Mʏ ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ ᴡᴀɴᴏᴛ ɪɴғʟᴜᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ.

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Fʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ Aᴜᴛʜᴏʀ


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Pᴜʀᴄʜᴀs Lɪɴᴋs



Bᴀʀɴᴇs & Nᴏʙʟᴇ


Aᴅᴅ ᴛᴏ Gᴏᴏᴅʀᴇᴀᴅs

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  1. I love the art! This book will be fun to read out loud to my nieces.

  2. This looks like a beautiful book, thanks for sharing.


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