Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse
Illustrator: Corinna Luyken
Adrian Simcox tells anyone who will listen that he has a horse—the best and most beautiful horse anywhere.
But Chloe does NOT believe him. Adrian Simcox lives in a tiny house. Where would he keep a horse? He has holes in his shoes. How would he pay for a horse?
The more Adrian talks about his horse, the angrier Chloe gets. But when she calls him out at school and even complains about him to her mom, Chloe doesn’t get the vindication she craves. She gets something far more important.
Written with tenderness and poignancy and gorgeously illustrated, this book will show readers that kindness is always rewarding, understanding is sweeter than judgment, and friendship is the best gift one can give.
Full-color illustrations were created using black ink, colored pencils, and watercolor.
JLG Release: Dec 2018
Awards & Honors
2019 Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Award Winner
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal
School Library Journal
11" x 8 1/2"
Level 3; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A