January 20, 2013

Rosie's Magic Horse

cover image of Rosie's Magic Horse
Russell Hoban

Rosie collects popsicle sticks and keeps them in a cigar box. One magical night the latest stick boldly announces he could “be something, maybe a horse.” As a flying horse he takes Rosie on a ride over cities, jungles, oceans and deserts until they meet some pirates and grab a treasure chest. The chest of gold helps Rosie's parents pay overdue bills and relieves their financial burdens. Quentin Blake’s quirky ink and watercolor illustrations are filled with playful humor that captures the spirit of Hoban’s imaginative tale. This final picture book from Russell Hoban is a delightful sendoff from the beloved author of the Frances series. Ages 5-7