If I Was a Horse by Sophie Blackall

Have you ever wanted to be something else?

The Picture Book of the Week is If I Was a Horse, written an illustrated by Sophie Blackall, a two-time Caldecott Medalist.

About the Book:

If I Was a Horse is about a kid who images themselves as a horse. The kid does everything they normally do — go to school, swim with the swim team, take a bath — and some things they normally don’t do — roll in the mud. Kids can put themselves in a horses hooves while reading this funny picture book that stirs the imagination.

Watch the author, Sophie Blackall, discuss where she got the idea for the book:

Writing Prompt for Kids:


Have you ever wanted to be something else? Re-write If I Was A Horse, but insert your own animal — If I Was a …. 


¿Alguna ves haz deseado ser otra cosa? Vuelve a escribir Si Yo Fuera Un Caballo, pero utiliza tu propio animal — Si You Fuera Un…

I would love to read your stories. If you would like to share, send your stories to contact@alicia-salazar.com.

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