This book came out in 2019, but it was based on a manuscript and sketches that Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss) had completed before he died. It takes the reader on a tour of some of the most famous pieces of art in history… and they all feature horses.
When I first picked it up, I was a little hesitant to read it to my youngest because of how thick it was for a picture book. But the story moved along quickly and we didn’t have any problems keeping her attention. While reading, we learned how horses were depicted by different artists, and during different time periods. It was also fun to find little references from other Dr. Seuss books tucked throughout the artwork in this one. Andrew Joyner, the illustrator, did a great job sticking with the iconic Dr. Seuss look, while adding in his own special flair.
This would be a great book to bring into a beginner’s art class or even into the hands of a budding artist. Or, of course, to anyone who loves horses.