I Want a Horse
A happy picture book with a twist
A little girl who wants a pet – Gideon Samson and Milja Praagman have taken this everyday story and created a happy picture book with a twist.
Bobbie wants a horse for her birthday. But she gets a bike. Triumphantly riding around on her steel horse, she plays a familiar and imaginative game with reality. Bobbie is well aware that her horse has two wheels, but she is not prepared to give up on her dream of a horse. She decides to trade her bike, first for a scooter, then a car, a boat, and finally – yes! – a blue horse. At least, that’s what Praagman’s naive illustrations show: Samson’s nicely musical story - perfect for reading aloud - tells us that Bobbie is actually trading one horse for another with every exchange.
So has her fanciful wish come true? Nothing is as it seems in this colourful adventure for young readers, in which words and pictures complement each other perfectly.