cover image Horsey Up and Down: A Book of Opposites

Horsey Up and Down: A Book of Opposites

Kei Bernstein, illus. by Caroline Jayne Church. Scholastic/Cartwheel, $7.99 (12p) ISBN 978-0-545-51204-6

Interactive accoutrements and textures enliven Bernstein’s rhyming, horse-centric verse. On the book’s cover, readers can slide a girl’s merry-go-round horse up and down a pole; within, they can help another horse do a jump during an equestrian event or open a door to find a sleeping horse (“Horsey big./ Horsey small/ Horsey sleeps in cozy stall”). From fuzzy figurines to full-grown steeds, horses of all types and sizes get their due in Church’s typically welcoming artwork. Up to age 3. (July)