Meet Barney the wise old owl, talkative Hetty Hen and neurotic Helen Hedgehog the Parish gossips, Harry the irritable Heron, and countless other delightful characters including Ben and Esmerelda, our two Shire horse heroes, in this timeless and heart-warming story of how two wonderful horses finally found enduring happiness.
Insightful, informative and amusing, the story conveys messages on many levels.
Parents will appreciate reading it to younger children, while older ones will enjoy being stretched a little to learn new words and concepts and to gain new knowledge.
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Dave has not missed many opportunities to include well-known and over-used cliches galore, and even delves into philosophy, and ancient history among the topics the animals ‘discuss’. .. The whole contrived story is well-paced and geared for children’s reading but it would be better for it to be read to them by older persons, providing those older persons can keep their tongues out of their cheeks.
David Parker in New Valley News, 02/2021 p6
It’s a traditional children’s story but with many modern twists and is designed to bring a little light into the lives of children everywhere…. Insightful, informative and amusing, the story conveys messages on many levels, meaning parents will appreciate reading it to younger children, while older ones will enjoy being stretched a little to learn new words and concepts and to gain new knowledge…An engaging story written a striking relevance for today and tomorrow.
Book Review, Muswell Flyer 2021