If an ice-pop stick can dream of being a horse, what magic might follow? A fanciful tale by Russell Hoban, mischievously illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Once its icy sweetness is gone, a discarded ice-pop stick is lonely until young Rosie comes by and lays it in a cigar box with others like it. But this stick wants to be something! Meanwhile, just before bed, Rosie sees her parents worrying over their bills. That night, wishes intertwine when Rosie dreams of a horse named Stickerino galloping out of the cigar box. "Where to?" he asks. "Anywhere with treasure!" says Rosie. A girl and a horse galloping over cities, jungles, and an icepop mountain leads up to a clever heist of a gold-filled pirate chest — and a happy ending at home — in this wildly imaginative adventure.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great book to give a child who is just beginning to fall in love with horse stories. The reading level is 2nd and 3rd grade but a younger child would enjoy having it read to them. The author has a wonderful imagination and the horse takes you along for the ride. The illustrations lend the magic to the story. Great book to buy and share with your child.
The story here just flows effortlessly from start to finish. Gorgeous illustrations throughout. An unexpected treat that has somehow flown under the radar.
I LIKED IT-I BOUGHT IT, BUT GAVE IT AS A GIFT. PLEASANT READING ABOUT DREAMING AND THEM COMING "TRUE" WITH IMAGINATION.
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