Hush, Little Horsie

from Random House


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  • Quality

  • Read-it-Again Score

  • Fun-and-Learning

  • Hush, Little Horsie published by Random House
  • Written by: Jane Yolen
  • Illustrated by: Ruth Sanderson
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 2 and up


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Hush, Little Horsie is a board book that tells the story of mama horses promising to watch over their little ones. Whether the ponies are frolicking and leaping or sleeping, the mama horses will always be there. The book ends with a human mother and her daughter reading a bedtime story together. After the story has been read, the child falls asleep knowing that her mom will always be there for her. The book is written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson.

Is It Fun?

This 26-page board book is filled with beautiful illustrations of mama horses and their ponies in different lush and colorful settings. This will really appeal to young children who have an interest in horses. The text is simple and soothing, making it perfect for reading to a sleepy child at bedtime.

Who It’s For

Hush, Little Horsie is for ages 2–5.

What To Be Aware Of

This book is also available in a hardcover version.