Touch the Moon

Written by Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrated by Alix Berenzy

Reviewed by Carly M. (age 9)

Touch the Moon is a story about a girl named Jennifer who gets a china horse for her birthday. Along with the china horse, Jennifer gets horseback riding lessons. She is mad because she didn't get a real horse. She was so mad that she climbed a tree and kicked the glass horse to the ground. The best was yet to come! When the horse hit the ground, it landed in some bushes and grew to life size and began to talk! This story shows how you really should be careful what you wish for. To find out what happens, read Touch the Moon.

I really liked this book because it is fun. You don't get to hear about a talking horse everyday! My favorite part is when the horse talks for the first time because it is funny. The story reminds me of my cousin because she is such a horse-lover and never puts her horses down.

I recommend this book to any horse fan. The story is fun, exciting and adventurous. An interesting part of the plot is when Jennifer gets on the horse she becomes invisible. You won't be disappointed by reading this book!

Carly M. is a student in Mr. Hobson's 4th Grade Class
2002-2003