Monday, 20 May 2013

Really?



Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. I have just been made aware of the existence of this book. About a Fjord called Seraphina. Concidence? No.......

The author did indeed used to own a "a lovely Norwegian Fjord mare named Seraphina, the inspiration for this book." And then she moved to America and Seraphina couldn't go too, so I got her. And as those of you who regularly read this blog will know, that's when the hard work really started.......

So the blurb on Amazon says: "All the family's animals - the dog and cat, the chickens and ducks, and her mother's big grey horse - are awaiting this joyous arrival."

If only fact had followed fiction! Hardly a joyous arrival....and my "big grey horse" wasn't to chuffed with her behaviour, I can tell you. She wasn't too nice to the chickens and ducks either, or the dog......

Had a quick look at some of the book and I'm afraid that,  apart from being fairly unimaginative, given that it's basically a Disney Princess version of what actually happened (without any of the nasty tiresome, real life, dealing with a pony who needed to know that yes, humans can be some use at looking after you and no, you don't need to try and take over, and yes they can be trusted.......), it's also badly written with some truly dreadful twee illustrations so I won't be rushing out to buy it any time soon for my kids, even if it is about my horse!

I shall probably invest in this instead, a far more favourable review.....

2 comments:

tailsfromprovence.com said...

Lol, I thought this was going to be about an unconnected Seraphina!
I had a weird thing about fifteen years ago when I was running the livery yard. I came across a series of kids books about someone who hung out at a livery stable run by a Martine who had two bearded collies... yes I had two beardies too! But there was no connection, it was just coincidence.
Just had a look at the Amazon "look inside!"
BARFAROONY!

Di said...

lol

Post a Comment

I like comments, please leave them, but have to moderate them because there are some strange people Out There.......thank you for your patience :-)