Geisel medalist Ethan Long’s comical duo, Horse and his friend Buggy, get creative in a funny story about working together.
Horse is all set to paint a mural his way, oblivious to Buggy’s suggestions that a bit of planning might be a good idea. But as the Horse knocks over paint cans and sends brushes flying, he relents and accepts some help from Buggy. The hilarious antics and easy-to-read text will put smiles on the faces of fledgling readers.
“The cartoon panels with speech bubbles, picture-book trim, and vocabulary of fewer than 80 words used repeatedly make this sequel ideal for children just beginning to read on their own. Younger children will have no problem reading the pictures. Sure to inspire some enthusiastic painting.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[Readers] will chuckle at the visual contrast between Buggy’s restrained, lowkey presence and Horse’s extravagant capers and gestures.”—Booklist
“Using panels, spreads, speech bubbles, and various fonts, Long keeps readers engaged and the story moving along. The humor is accented by the facial expressions of Horse and Buggy. . . . It also works surprisingly well as a primer on how (and how not) to paint a mural.” —School Library Journal