“Are You a Horse?’ by Andy Rash
“Are You a Horse?” is one of those stories where
the protagonist is clueless and the children
listening to the story know what’s going on.
Children LOVE these stories, because they
give them a chance to be the smart ones.
Roy gets a saddle for his birthday and he
can’t wait to use it, but there’s one problem –
he doesn’t know what a horse is. So he asks
a snake, a crab, and other animals, “Are you a
horse?” Spoiler alert – they’re not, and they
tell him why not – for instance, the snake explains
that horses have legs, which he obviously doesn’t.
I make up a tune for the refrain, “Are you a horse?”
which is repeated throughout this silly story, for
the children to sing along with. They also enjoy
making the animal sounds.