A so-so introduction to a relatively innocuous, perennially appealing subject. Apart from noting that ""ponies came about...

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A PICTURE BOOK OF PONIES

A so-so introduction to a relatively innocuous, perennially appealing subject. Apart from noting that ""ponies came about because small animals need less food than large animals do. . ,"" Patent provides only a descriptive catalogue of pony breeds: the Shetland Pony, the Welsh Pony, the Pony of the Americas (bred during the 1950s as riding ponies for children), and lesser-known others. A few late pages, which focus separately on ponies-at-work, introduce such rarities as the Norwegian fjord pony--while the last picture-sequence shows not-so-young Cary Spahr mounting her pony in a distinctly unorthodox way. There's so little about the book to remark on, indeed, that every wrinkle stands out. Not much for the money except 32 pp. of attractive pony pictures.

Pub Date: Oct. 1, 1983

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Holiday House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1983

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