Little Rat Rides

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Harcourt INC.,
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Little Rat can't wait to ride a horse, just like her daddy did when he was young. But when it's time for her first lesson, she almost changes her mind. No one said her horse, Pee Wee, would be so . . . giant! But with a bit of encouragement from Daddy Rat--and lots of help from Pee Wee--her dream of becoming a fancy rider might just come true.
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Grouping Title little rat rides
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display_description Gr 1-3-Inspired by a boyhood photo of her father on horseback, Little Rat decides to take up riding, but quickly discovers that new skills do not come easily. She must overcome her initial fear of her mount ("This was not a horse. This was a mountain on four legs"), but soon learns to appreciate Pee Wee's mild nature. Frustrated and frightened after suffering a fall, she is coaxed back into the saddle by her teacher. When Pee Wee accidentally steps on Little Rat's foot and it puffs up "like a blowfish," she takes it in stride and works hard to prepare for an upcoming horse show. Her newfound confidence comes in handy during an encounter with a bully who had been bothering her from the get-go. Finally, although the show isn't a perfect experience, Little Rat has a great day and looks forward to continuing her lessons. Presented in eight brief chapters, the simple text flows smoothly; the language is clear but never dull. Bang-Campbell skillfully captures a young child's perspective, honestly describing her heroine's ups and downs as she takes on a new challenge, and highlighting the self-assurance that comes with success. Done in pencil, gouache, and watercolor, the vibrant illustrations add detail to the narrative and reflect its emotional content. There is a lot of humor in the pictures, as the tiny rat interacts with her giant yellow horse, but also a lot of genuine affection.-Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal Copyright ? Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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subject_facet Fear>Juvenile fiction, Horsemanship Juvenile Fiction, Horses -- Juvenile fiction, Rats Juvenile Fiction
title_display Little Rat Rides
title_full Little Rat Rides Bang-Campbell, Monika.
title_short Little Rat Rides
topic_facet Fear>Juvenile fiction, Horsemanship Juvenile Fiction, Horses -- Juvenile fiction, Rats Juvenile Fiction