Monday, May 16, 2011

Horsey-hops by Anthony Barton

Horsey-hops, story and pictures by Anthony Barton, is a book with rhymes about six imaginary beasts of Newfoundland folklore.  In spite of the fact that I am a born and bred Newfoundlander I had never heard of these beasts before.  Newfoundland musician Fergus O'Bryne wrote a musical score for the rhymes in the book and that is included in the back of the book.  I searched and searched, hoping to find an online audio file of some sort to hear the song played and sung but unfortunately I didn't find one.

Anna got a kick out of the book and we both had fun identifying the beasts in a couple of illustrations that featured all of them together.

Horsey-hops was one of the books donated by Breakwater Books for our April Reading challenge.

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