Island of the Wild Ponies
Andrea Jauck & Larry Points
Assateague: Island of the Wild Ponies is one of the series from Larry and Andrea that is lavishly illustrated with exciting photographs to enrich the educational text found within. It is the perfect book for children, but also adults as well.
Summer is the hardest season for the ponies. It is often very hot and sticky. Biting flies and mosquitoes can force the ponies out of the marsh or forest, onto the beach. If there are to many insects on the beach, the ponies may wade into the oceans and let waves crash over their backs. Rolling in the sand is another way to get rid of pesky bugs. Ponies swish their tails in each other’s faces, and shake their manes while snorting at horseflies. They rub their bellies on top of bushes and will do anything they can to get away from insects.
—From “Assateague: Island of the Wild Ponies”
Assateague: Island of the Wild Ponies
Charming informational book with pictures and details. This is great. Nice not just for children but for everyone. We saw the ponies this past summer and wanted more information. This fit the bill.MRC
My 8 year old daughter is in love with ponies and horses and this year for our family vacation she chose to go to Chincoteague/Assateague Islands. We bought this book to supplement our trip and just be a fun activity in between all of the biking, swimming and pony riding. The photos are absolutely beautiful and their rich colors are stunning. Pictures aside, my favorite part is how informative it is. In a kid and adult friendly manner, it talks about Assateague Island, ponies and the history of Assateague and its ponies. It has a lot of really interesting facts and it is a great find whether you are sitting at home reading about it or actually visiting the Island. Warning: You will likely need to plan a vacation to the Island once your kid(s) get a hold of this book!!! I would recommend it to anyone interested in Assateague or ponies.B.K.
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My children loved the book! My youngest daughter loves horses and she enjoyed how many pictures of horses there were in this book. It was an easy read for her as well.