From the Author’s website:

Hold on to Your Horses exists because my daughter needed a story that helped her visualize and control her impulsive ideas. I wrote the story, but quickly realized that the story needed pictures to really carry the message to a very active 5 year old. More than a dozen artists responded to my online plea. When Angela submitted, I knew I had found what I needed. I couldn’t be more pleased that someone with talent of her caliber was willing to take on a small speculative project.

My Review: This is such an adorable book. As a teacher of 7 year old children I can definitely think of children who could benefit and relate to this book. My favorite line in the book is “Amy, you are filled with ideas every day. Your ideas are like horses. You need to take care of them and keep them safe.” I think the age range for this book is from 3 to 7. Children love horses and relating ideas to them is a great idea! I know some adults who could benefit from the theme of this book! This book is self-published, but it is available from the website OR The illustrations by Angela Call are whimsical, as you can see.

Special Giveaway: Sandra Tayler has graciously offered to give one of our readers a copy of her book! To be eligible, leave a comment with a valid email address and have a United States mailing address. To triple your chances of winning, blog about this giveaway on your blog and link back to this post. Be sure to leave a link to your post here in the comments! We’ll leave this giveaway open for a week.

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17 Responses to “Hold on to Your Horses by Sandra Tayler + Giveaway”

  1. Elizabeth M. Says:

    What a sweet book. You picked a good one!

  2. Gwendolyn B. Says:

    This would be perfect for my 5-year-old niece! Thanks for the chance to win it for her!

  3. Alyce Says:

    This looks like a wonderful book!

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  4. Kim Mayfield Says:

    Oh oh oh i want this one for my 6 y/o daughter lol. I have posted on my blog at for other people to see even tho i still am thinking that the fewer that enter the better chance i have lol. but here’s hoping to a good response for your giveaway 🙂

    good luck everyone

  5. Jessica C Says:

    I love to read to my kids.

  6. MJ Says:

    This sounds like a quality one for the shelf. Please do add me. I’d love to share this with my sister and brother’s children as well.

  7. cindy Says:

    Sounds like a really good book. Too bad its only US only….Will get my SIL in chicago to ofer if for my son

  8. Literate Housewife Says:

    What a wonderful book! My best friend’s daughter has impulse control issues – that’s exactly how she describes them. Please enter me in the contest. I’m going to buy the book for my friend’s daughter, but I’d love a chance to win a copy for my daughters.

  9. JenneinAZ Says:

    I love the idea of this book. It would be great to have in our house.

  10. Cindi Says:

    Children’s books are wonderful! Sometimes they inspire me more than adult books. The cover is adorable and the illustrator did a fantastic job. Her style fits the book to a tee. My children would love the whimsical pictures. Many thanks for a chance to win a book with a lovely theme. Cindi

  11. Theresa N Says:

    A good story for kids, great illustrations.

  12. anne Says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. It looks delightful and special. Thanks for this chance.

  13. Alyce Says:

    I blogged about it here:

  14. Kam A Says:

    This looks like a wonderful book!

  15. April Says:

    What a gorgeous book! I would love to be entered, please! Thanks!

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