Read It or Eat It!

Having devoured several apple trees and a few pilfered delights from the farm, the Dragon would like dessert. There are always books he could devour.  Pie: An Old Brown Horse by Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo is positioned within reach. A loud noise  from the Dragon’s belly indicates his appetite. The Dragon considers his options. Should he read it or eat it?

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Let’s consider the more savory aspects of the story. The book takes a horse-eye-view of humans and life. Pie is a skilled cattle horse who survives near death injuries while corralling a bull. He finds himself discarded by the cowboys that have been the corner stones of his world to be stabled and sold. However, this is by no means the end of his story but rather the beginning as he finds his human and continues to have adventures.

The book has many horses…and the Dragon thinks they might be tasty, but he knows there is a social stigma attached to eating horse meat…

via businessweek.com

via businessweek.com

Besides…they are very pretty.

Cooking Pros and Cons-

Pros-

  1. There are many animals in the story.
  2. The horses point of view gives a unique perspective reminiscent of Black Beauty.
  3. The complexity of the story rests on small adjunct stories within the body of the big picture.
  4. The language is readable and appropriate to the horse point of view.

Cons-

  1. There are no dragons in the story.
  2. Many parts of Pie’s life seem very real and very sad.

Animal and horse lovers will consider this tale a treasure. The Dragon says save this book for reading. Although a tasty treat, it will be much better consumed by the heart. Buy it! !!!!ROAR!!!!  It can be found at Amazon and where large animals books are sold.

You can locate Kandy at all the usual stables facebook and twitter and her blog. To copy a phrase she likes to use: Happy Trails!

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