If I Had a Horse – Review

A picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall.

If I Had a Horse by Gianna Marino was published by Roaring Brook Press in 2018.

HorseThis picture book took me by surprise. The striking illustrations are almost nondescript. It’s clear they depict a child and a horse. But they also make it clear that it could be any child and any horse at all.

The jacket blurb says the book is about stepping beyond boundaries and bravery.

I can see that if I substitute the word “dream” for the author’s word “horse” in the title and text. So, I think the themes are daring to dream and pursuing those dreams with courage.

If I Had a Horse will be a great conversation starter for dreaming about the future and having the courage to do whatever it takes to accomplish it.

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