5 books

Murray the Race Horse

Murray the horse dreams of winning big races just like the rest of his family but he has one problem – he’s just not that fast! When horse Ned Plumb twists his ankle at the start line, his jockey spots Murray in the crowd and says, ‘Fancy a race?’ Murray finally gets his chance to shine and beat the neigh-sayers with a rather unusual race technique . . .

Written in winning verse, the accessible, bonkers writing in Murray the Horse will charm boys and girls age 7-11 (and horse-lovers of all ages), is complemented by Tor Freeman’s hilarious illustrations, and has a great message about believing in yourself and following your dreams.

Hendrix the Rocking Horse

An ordinary horse with a very ordinary and really quite boring little life . . . until a rock band called The Tumbling Pebbles come to town.

As the music pounds across the hills, Hendrix discovers he has an ear for music! And then he comes across the band’s guitar – it flies out the window of the van as the musicians leave the sleepy village – and Hendrix knows there is no looking back. He decides to put on a concert of his own. He ties a pair of pants round his head. Socks round his wrists.

He is Hendrix the Rocking Horse!

Colin the Cart Horse

Colin was a cart horse,
Hay his favourite treat,
It was ever so soft and incredibly sweet,
But the day he branched out and broadened his diet . . .
Why, who could have guessed it would trigger a riot?

Gavin Puckett, Welsh comic extraordinaire, brings us another wonderful tale of rhyming fun and nonsense, in the very best tradition of Edward Lear and Hilaire Belloc.

Poppy the Police Horse

Poppy was fit, strong and healthy – her parent’s delight.
But for reasons unknown she was born without sight.

But lucky for you lot, she had an amazing sense of smell. So she’s recruited by the police force to solve the toughest crimes by nose . . .

Hayley the Hairy Horse

Hayley the Horse is a beauty!
Her sleek tail was glossy, her black mane perfection.
Her coat shone so bright you could see your reflection.

And when she gets a haircut . . . she is proud to see her locks used to make fine paintbrushes and bows for violins.
But when the famous violinist La Rue comes to town and spots Hayley, he hatches a plan to steal her whole tail.
So Hayley has to be strong – this horse couldn’t fail.
There was no way on earth he was taking her tail!
She is going to put on a performance that the Queen will never forget!

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