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You cannot help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself. More
Summary: While traveling in his peanut car, Snickerdoodle heard a horse in distress. The horse, wallowing in mud to his waist, was skeptical that such a small person could help. Ingenuity in freeing the horse, ultimately led to a friendship that helped Snickerdoodle make more believers in the power of being small. This is a tall tale in the classic tradition.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 7; read yourself: 7 to 9
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Age of Child: Started reading with 4-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: Within a few days and several readings, our preschooler was quoting Snickerdoodle. S/He loves to listen to the book on the CD and sing the songs.
Adult Reader Reaction: The story is fun … reminiscent of many of the great stories we remember as kids (like flat Stanley). The CD with new lyrics for classic songs of Americana complement the books nicely.
Pros: The stories are humorous yet fun. The message is digestible for young listeners, and the CD helps add independence to those who want to listen or "read" along.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! The collection is best purchased as a set.