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Iris and Walter, True Friends

by Elissa Haden Guest

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Loved it except for one thing. These children, about age 7, are messing around with a horse with no adult supervision, no saddle, no helmet?! Yes I know that in the old days small children rode horses heedlessly, but they grew up with them. Iris is a city girl; she doesn't know what she's getting into. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Elissa Haden Guest has created an easy to read book that is gentle, poetic, and filled with great lessons on thinking through your problems and working to solve them. I loved this book from the first beautiful sentence, "Iris dreamed of riding Rain over green meadows, down a path of pines, straight into the sparkling stream." This book is split into chapters and is essentially two stories, one of Iris's desire to ride the horse Rain, one about Walter's issue with his teacher giving him a nickname he doesn't like at school. Both children solve their problems with the help of one another and a lot of thinking. I like that is a pretty simple, realistic book, but is filled with evocative writing and illustrations. ( )
  BrittaSorensen | Dec 8, 2013 |
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Sometimes it takes a friend to help solve a problem. So when Iris announces that she really wants to ride the wild horse Rain, Walter comes up with the perfect plan to help her.

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Walter shows Iris how to make friends with his horse Rain, and in turn, Iris helps Walter deal with a problem at school.

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