Cover image for Wild ponies
Title:
Wild ponies
Author:
Arnosky, Jim.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1. volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 X 28 cm.
Summary:
Presents a day in the life of a herd of wild ponies on Assateague Island.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 810 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 3.1 1 Quiz: 33267 Guided reading level: K.
ISBN:
9780792271215
Format :
Book

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Children join the noted naturalist-artist as he spends a day watching a splendid herd of wild ponies on Assateague Island off the mid-Atlantic coast. Youngsters see the ponies romping in the surf, heading for the dunes where they munch on sea grasses, and wading through the mudflats of the nearby bay. A young foal rests with its mother in the shade of a tree, then starts to play hide-and-seek with a baby deer. Jim Arnosky’s beautifully detailed paintings and lyrical text convey his love for these creatures and his sense of wonder at observing their free spirit up close.


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PreS-Gr 3-Arnosky turns his artist's eye on Assateague Island, recording a composite day with a group of the small wild ponies that have existed there for hundreds of years. In a simple, rhyming text that keeps perfect step with his bright acrylics, he shares his delight in a watery landscape full of ponies and other denizens from white-tailed deer to cattle egrets. Similar in scope to Donna K. Grosvenor's The Wild Ponies of Assateague Island (National Geographic, 1975; o.p.), which is illustrated with color photos, this is a perfect companion to Arnosky's other nature books for young children. This charming vignette may have youngsters wheedling to visit this slender barrier island, to see for themselves colorful ponies kicking up their heels on a wide, deserted beach.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.