Jumping Jack by Germano Zullo and Albertine was recommended to my family at The Storybook Shoppe on two separate occasions. Upon the first recommendation and first glace, I passed it up -- neither my daughter nor my son are particularly into horses. Good thing for Miss Bonnie's persistence because this is one that's not to be missed. That's one thing I love about The Storybook Shoppe. The staff never steers us wrong.
Jumping Jack is a witty tale about a champion show horse who suddenly has lost his ability to win. What will fix him? A trip to the veterinarian, a trip to the psychologist, 2 weeks vacation on the beach? The solution is one that young readers will have to carefully observe -- and be sure to use their eyes! (Hint, hint!)
My family tends to enjoy witty, sassy tales with hidden humor and underlying messages. When the veterinarian clears the horse citing nothing but "flatulence" and "allergy to cat hair," I had some explaining to do, but Molly was roaring on the floor with laughter. And when he makes a trip to the psychologist because "it isn't easy being a celebrity," I laughed out loud! I particularly loved the site of this huge horse laying on the psychologists couch. The illustrations are quite clever, too.
Molly loved discovering how the horse is miraculously cured and how he becomes a show champion once again. It's fun to discover and enjoyable that the horse we've been rooting for all along, becomes his winning self again!
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