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Scamper and the horse show
Haas, Jessie.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : Greenwillow Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Molly and her sister hope that their horse Scamper's costume will win a blue ribbon in the horse show, but some unexpected rainfall changes the situation. Includes information on horse shows.
Reading Level:
Presch up.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 75915.
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Molly and Anna are going to the horse show. Will they win ribbons? They may win one if their costume is clever enough.They may win more if they're good enough riders. But everything depends on whether Scamper behaves himself.

Scamper knows what he likes. Scamper does what he wants. And you never know just what Scamper is going to do. . . .

Author Notes

Jessie Haas was born in Westminster, Vermont. She graduated from Wellesley College. She has written more than 35 books including Keeping Barney, Runaway Radish, Hoofprints: Horse Poems, Unbroken, Chase, Revolutionary Westminster, Saige, and Saige Paints the Sky. Sharper won a Golden Kite Honor Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS. Molly and Anna have high hopes for their spirited horse Scamper in the upcoming horse show--until a roll in the grass and a not-quite-colorfast new saddle blanket create stubborn stains in his laboriously scrubbed white hide. Worse yet, a sudden storm dissolves his paper American flag outfit, leaving red and blue streaks. In Apple's colored-pencil drawings, Scamper and the show's other four-legged entrants rival their riders for individual expression and personality, and young horse lovers will get not only a satisfying tale with a nicely set-up surprise at the end but also a good dose of information about how the various competitions, or classes, in a horse show work. Haas presents more information about horse shows in an afterword. --John Peters Copyright 2004 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Anna and Molly scrub their light gray horse for a competition, watch helplessly as he rolls in the grass, and then scrub him again. At the show, they greet their friends and get ready to participate in the various classes. Scamper gets a red ribbon in the Trail Class because he is unafraid of the obstacles. However, before the judging for the Costume Class is completed, a sudden rainstorm ruins the horse's paper American flag ensemble. The girls are disappointed, but their mother encourages them to "Look for a rainbow." Her advice pays off when the judge tells the sisters that the streaks of color on Scamper's back look like a set of show ribbons and he is awarded first place. This charming story presents an accurate and appealing look at the ambience of a local horse show. A section at the end provides more information about these events and the different classes in which riders can compete. The eye-pleasing, colored-pencil drawings show appealing young equestrians and their mounts in various shapes and sizes. They accurately portray the emotions and activities of the animals and their owners. An excellent choice for young horse lovers.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.