Paddywack is a petite nine hands high, and every pony inch is packed full of spunk. It hasn’t been easy, but he now has his rider, Jane, well trained. He’ll trot. He’ll canter. He’ll jump the jumps. He’s a perfect pony . . . when she gives him treats. But on the day of the big horse show, Jane is so nervous she forgets his treats. Will Paddywack dig in his hooves? Or can he rise to the occasion?
This sweet story is sure to capture young horse-lovers’ hearts.
Stephanie Spinner is a well-known author who writes for various age groups. Her popular Stepping Stone book Aliens for Breakfast was a Texas Bluebonnet Award winner. She also publishes literary fiction for Knopf, such as Quiver, Quicksilver, Damosel, and an adaptation of The Nutcracker. She lives in Sherman, Connecticut.
Daniel Howarth is the illustrator of Why I Love Christmas and What Are You Doing in My Bed? This is his first book for Random House.