Hey everyone! I’m here with a review of The Runaway Horse. The book is written by Michelle Tomars and is one in her series of Plaid Family Adventures stories.
The story is a great story, perfect for a young child still learning life lessons. The Plaid Boy is forced to learn a valuable lesson after he makes a decision that leaves his family- and town panicked. It was obvious what the lesson in the story was, and the book itself was entertaining yet short enough to keep a young reader’s attention. The book was well-written and attention-grabbing, with great illustrations throw n in here and there.
The only problem with the book I saw was the naming of the characters. The main characters- Plaid Family- were named things Like “Plaid Son” or “Plaid Father,” yet when the Plaid characters reach town, the townsmen have names like “Plaid Bob” and “Plaid Dan.” I couldn’t – still don’t – quite understand why the main characters are named by their place in the family, yet townsmen have real names.
Other than the names, I loved the book. The story was great, and perfect for teaching young children an important lesson. And the writing and illustrations were both great. I would definitely recommend The Runaway Horse to any parent looking for a book for their little one to read. I’d probably give the book 5 stars.
Below, you can read more about the book, author, and praise about the book. Keep watching, because soon we’ll have a guest post from none other than author Michelle Tomars herself!
The Runaway Horse:
A Plaid Family Adventure
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