A Colt is Born is a wholesome photographic miracle for children and all who love horses. Narrated by Brissa the Chestnut Mare, 19 photographs share the immediate bond between mother and foal. She describes her baby's first breath of air, hearing his first sound, practicing his first wobbly steps and his first nap in the sunshine. Later readers see the new colt running and finally, his first tooth.
I really like the way the photographs and the story combine to make the reader feel they are witnessing this beautiful event! The story is interesting and the photos miraculous. Definitely try out the read aloud feature, especially with beginning readers, it really captures your attention.
A delightful book for children and adults is available at ebookmall.com. A COLT is BORN, a tastefully written and charming story by Paige Ponder, is about an actual birth of a small colt. The story takes you through the birthing, learning to stand and to drink from its mother to running free with the nearby horses. Illustrated with excellent photographs by Adrienne Wood, the story provides a comfortable way to explain the mystery and beauty of birth to any child.
A delight for all who love horses. A must-read and see to believe.
Amazing and rare photos. Many will observe a mare give birth in a stall. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see what happens 'when no one is watching' so to speak. This lucky photographer just happened to be in the right place at the right time!
Only a handful of people will ever see the beauty of a mare bonding with its colt as seen in this book-- so naturally, without human help, under a tree 'out in the pasture' as nature intended. Many thanks to this equestrian photographer for sharing what the rest of us will most likely never otherwise be able to see.