Book review: A horse named Steve, by Kelly Collier

Collier, Kelly. A horse named Steve. Kids Can Press, 2017. unp. $16.95. ISBN: 978-1-77138-736-1. Gr. K +. P10 Q8

Steve is a high stepping horse who dreams of being exceptional. Finding a horn on the beach, he attaches it to his head and prances around for all to see. It is such an exceptional look that other animals believe that they too should have a horn. Soon all the creatures in Steve’s realm have horns. The black and white artwork helps to make this an endearing tale of a horse who dreams of being different and exceptional, only to find out he already is. Children will laugh out loud at the antics of Steve and his friends.

Verdict: This is not only a book of self-discovery, but it is a humorous exploration how to be yourself.

April 2017 review by Carol Bernardi.


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