If I Was a Horse

Little, Brown. Oct. 2023. 32p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780316510981.
K-Gr 2–A whimsical picture book that embarks on a journey of imagination. The story follows a child’s imaginative transformation into a horse, where they envision all the possibilities being a horse would bring. The lyrical text is deceptively simple. While it seems to just be about being a horse, the story really opens the readers’ minds to all the wonders of their imagination. Blackall’s expressive art is the real star of the book. The mixed-media illustrations infuse the text with a sense of play and wonder.
VERDICT A wonderful reminder of the power of imagination and a launching point for story hour discussions.

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