Are you looking for a darling book about horses? Look no further because I have a great book for you. Two Foals, a Dash of Sprinkles, and a Cherry on Top is written by Brittany Bevis and Illustrated by Pam Talley. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Caballo Press of Ann Arbor. This is my second book that I have reviewed from this company and couldn’t be more pleased. The first one I reviewed you may remember was Hayseed’s First Race.
Two Foals, a Dash of Sprinkles, and a Cherry on Top is about a sweet little girl named Madison who comes to stay with her grandfather on his farm. In the morning Madison liked to sit at her window and count the horses just like her grandfather taught her, to make sure no horses strayed during the night. As she was counting she noticed there were two new horses. She realized that those were new baby foals. One of those little horses however was covered in spots and made Madison worry that the foal was sick.
Madison rushes to tell her grandfather about the sick foal. He wants to know what makes her think that the foal was sick. She told him when she had spots all over her one time she was itchy and sick. To ease Madison’s mind her grandfather decided to walk with her so they could take a look at the foal.
Madison was still in a panic but her grandfather assured her that the foal was ok. He asked her if he ever told her the story of why horses have spots. Madison said no and her grandfather continued on to tell the story. I don’t want to give away the story but let me tell you it is one of the sweetest stories I have read in a long time. It all has to do with God creating animals and also eating his favorite dessert.
I know what Two Foals have in common with a dash of sprinkles but I want you to find out for yourself by reading this wonderful story. I will tell you that sometimes a big mess can lead to one of God’s greatest creations.
You can order this book on the Caballito Children’s Book section of Caballo Press Website here. A hardback can be purchased for $18.47 and a paperback for $12.47.
*Note I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not paid for my review. This is my honest opinion of the book.