Friday, November 21, 2008


"Clip-clop, clippity-clop..." Be ready to gallop around the living room or provide horseback rides for your little one as you read the book Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee. This book elicits smiles from the beginning to the end. Mr. Horse happily offers rides to his barnyard friends and excitement builds when they ask him to go faster. Nicola Smee builds this excitement not only through the words, but with the choice of typeface which increases as the ride gains speed, and also with the delightful illustrations.

Emmy's favorite part is when Mr. Horse skids to a HALT! and his animal friends land in a haystack "Plop! Plop! Ploppity-plot!" I must say that my favorite part is at the end when Cat and Dog and Pig and Duck cry "AGAIN!" I love hearing Emmy say that word when she has been delighted and must have an action or saying performed again and again.

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