Those horses didn't sleep one bit. They frolicked on the loose. They joined in games like Hide-n-Seek, Leapfrog, and Duck, Duck, Goose.
"So this is why you snooze all day. I thought I told you NO HORSEPLAY!"
When his stubborn horses insist on playing games all night instead of sleeping, one determined farmer wears himself out trying to change their habits.
Told in clever rhyming verse throughout, Horseplay will engage parents and kids alike as they follow mischievous horses who just won't go to bed!
Praise for Horseplay:
The mood here is of subversive festivity, with a rolling, melodious pleasure to the words and a gratifying, easy quality to McMullan's artwork, with its 1950s feel and eye-comforting colors...A solid and gleeful dose of ridiculousness.
"...this reads aloud very well, and kids will delight in the harmless, mischievous horses at play."
Karma Wilson is the author of the New York Times best-sellers Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More, both illustrated by Jane Chapman. She lives just outside of Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Jim McMullan is an internationally acclaimed children's book illustrator and Broadway poster designer.