Horsy Hops is a delightful story for children in pictures and verses.
A little girl meets the Horsy Hops monster and his scary friends – who were invented to frighten children into behaving – and outwits and befriends these monsters: the Bullymaroo, the Horsy Hops, the Boobagger, the Angle Dog, the Stalligan, the Oodle Addle, the Beachy Bird, and the Oonchook.
The clever little girl in the story confronts all these creatures but instead of being afraid she outsmarts them all by means grounded in folklore. Each must be outwitted and befriended on his own terms before being invited to a birthday party to sing the Horsy-Hops song.
“Children under five will relish the book’s arrant silliness and vivid artwork, while parents savour the new phrases.”
– Quill & Quire
“Added bonuses are instructions for playing turtles and tiddly as well as the score and lyrics for the Horsy-Hops song. Enjoy.”
– The Globe & Mail