Sometimes Assumptions Are Incorrect

Today I have a book that shows kids that sometimes assumptions are incorrect.  We all come to conclusions based on our personal experiences.  It can be hard for kids, and even adults, to realize someone may see things completely differently.

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Title: Horse Meets Dogsometimes assumptions are incorrect horse meets dog

Author: Elliott Kalan

Target: Preschool-Grade 2

What this book is about:

When dog and horse meet, confusion ensues. Dog thinks horse is a very big dog, and horse, of course, thinks dog is a baby horse.  Horse tries to feed dog a bottle full of hay.  Dog tries to play fetch with a less than amused thoroughbred.  They remain stubborn and cannot seem to grasp the other one’s identity until bird comes along and …. well let’s just say the ending should come as a surprise to no one.

Why I love this book:

  • This book comes from the mind of Elliott Kalan, a writer for the Daily Show, so we can simply assume that funny is baked right in.  The illustrator Tim Miller does a wonderful job putting the focus solely on dog and horse, making their intractable case of mistaken identity the central premise of this story.
  • The book’s message about not forcing others to conform to our standards is a nice one.  It might go over the heads of the younger set but planting the seeds young and getting kids laughing is a good thing.

Who this book is for:

Great for all kids who like funny books.  Has a little bit of the Elephant and Piggie vibe, so kids who like that series will appreciate this book.

Final thoughts:

What’s stopping you from reading this delightful picture book?  Go get it!

To purchase this book:

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