Terrible Horses

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Terrible Horses
Written by Raymond Antrobus
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ISBN-13: 9781536235487
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Terrible Horses
A Story of Sibling Conflict and Companionship

author: Raymond Antrobus
illustrator: Ken Wilson-Max

My sister is cooler than me.
I want her friends to be my friends.
I want her things to be my things.

For one little boy and his older sister, fights are always waiting to happen—when he takes something without asking, jumps on her bed without asking, even wanders off without asking. And when they fight, they don’t use words: it’s all push, pull, hurt, hide. To cool off after, the boy retreats to his room to write and draw stories—stories about terrible horses trampling and galloping, while he is a lone pony unable to compete or speak or sleep. One morning, the boy wakes up to find his sketchbook missing, taken by his sister. What now? Will this make things worse, or could it help them to finally understand each other? With empathy and simplicity, Terrible Horses has much to say about using creativity to rein in anger, reflect, and see life through someone else’s eyes.

In a relatable tale about two siblings at constant odds, a child discovers that expressing himself through stories can help resolve conflict and generate understanding.
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Picture Book Fiction / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 10 5/8" x 9 13/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Animals; Family; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Raymond Antrobus is the author of Can Bears Ski?, illustrated by Polly Dunbar, his picture book debut. A recipient of the Ted Hughes Award for his adult poetry collection The Perseverance, he was awarded an MBE for his services to literature in 2021. Originally from London, Raymond Antrobus lives in Oxhey Village, England.
illustrator’s comments:
Ken Wilson-Max was born and raised in Zimbabwe and studied design in the UK. He is the author-illustrator of many children’s books, including Astro Girl, Eco Girl, and Where’s Lenny? Ken Wilson-Max lives in Middlesex, England.
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