Author: Ed Galing
Illustrator: Erin E. Stead
Pages: 32 pages
Recommended for: Pre K- 2
Synopsis: A young boy tells the story of his admiration, and friendship, with the local dairy delivery horse.
Although the narrator never reveals himself in the book, you get a sense that he is a young boy, living in the early 1900’s. He tells the story of the local dairy delivery horse named Tony, his owner Tom, and how much he loved getting to see him early every morning. Tony is described in the book as, ” All white, large, sturdy, with wide gentle eyes and a ton of love”. This book is beautifully poetic, with wonderful illustrations. This book has fewer words, but the illustrations definitely make up for that. The soft colors, and almost dream like pencil strokes, make this book hard to put down.