Book of the Week-Robert the Rose Horse

This week we are looking at a personal favorite of mine: Robert the Rose Horse by Joan Heilbroner illustrated by P.D. Eastman
As always, P.D. Eastman has illustration that are classic and stand the test of time. Eastman has illustrated so many books, but the style is recognizable no matter who the author is. That may be what drew me to this book as a child.
Joan Heilbroner wrote a very funny story. As a child, I read this book so much that the pages in my copy are falling out (and have been since I was about 5). I LOVED this book as a child. As an adult (who has been told many time that I am more child-like than most), I can get into the mind of a child. I see where they find the humor in this book. As an adult, eh, it's okay. Children love it because it's just plain funny.
Seriously, what's funnier than a horse who sneezes and causes the world to go topsy turvy! It's a great library center book. It's also fun for a read aloud (even at circle)!
I wish I had a picture of either the author or illustrator, but I haven't been able to find a good one. If you have one, please forward it to me so that I can post it.

1 comment:

Bob said...

This was my no. 1 favourite book as a child. For the reasons you stated, plus my name is Robert.