Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: July 23, 2015
ABOUT THE BOOK
All eleven-year-old Pip wanted was a best friend. When Pip gets a horse for her birthday, she’s delighted. She thinks that the horse she names Buck will be her best friend from the moment that they meet. But she finds out that friendship does not come that easily.
Pip’s father gently guides her so that Pip can discover for herself how to make Buck a true friend. Pip’s new friend, Buck, has a story of his own. After leaving his own herd, to move to Pip’s house, he is looking for a relationship that will help him feel safe. He, too, learns that making a friend takes patience and understanding.
Told from the perspectives of both Pip and Buck, The Gift is a heartwarming and valuable lesson about friendship, trust and love that will appeal to a wide variety of readers.
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.
The Gift is a children’s book about a young girl who gets a horse for her birthday. She wants to be friends with the horse and she doesn’t understand why he’s scared of her. Her father explains that it will take time before the horse will trust her and he gives her guidance along the way.
The second half of the book is from the horse’s point of view which will be even more helpful for children to understand exactly what a new horse, or any new pet, is feeling.
This is a cute story with colorful illustrations. The text is simple enough for children to understand. What I like best about it, though, is that it teaches children that it is work to take care of a horse but with patience and understanding, he can be your best friend.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rebecca J. Hubbard is a master’s level Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over twenty years of experience working with children and their families. She began writing short stories as a child for her own amusement and enjoyment. Rebecca discovered that she could facilitate the healing of her young clients by writing stories for them.
Currently, Rebecca works at Spirit Reins as a clinician and as the clinical supervisor where she practices Natural Lifemanship, ™ a Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy™ model.
Rebecca is a native Texan, who enjoys spending time with friends and family, including her two dogs, Idgie and Sully, and her two horses, Cash and Cloud. She also loves to read, paint and garden. Rebecca encourages readers to connect with her via her website and Amazon Author Page.