Read Tony Online Free - Tony was all white,
with wide gentle eyes
and a ton of love . . .
Follow this tale of a narrator and his friendship with a horse, by the late poet Ed Galing and illustrated by Erin Stead.
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
March 17, 2017
The illustrations are amazing! I kept thinking that my fingers would smudge the drawings as I read the book.
March 18, 2017
This book is lovely, it truly is. The illustrations are breathtaking. The text is nice as well, but the illustrations overtake the story. I don't really even know who I would read this to.
February 21, 2017
Quite possibly the best picture book Erin Stead has illustrated to date. Truly breathtaking.
September 27, 2017
The story of Tony the horse, told in free verse, is ordinary. But Erin Stead's illustrations are worth the price of the book. You don't see a lot of illustrations like this in children's books anymore (as I constantly lament).
March 17, 2017
Definitely in the running for Caldecott 2018. For some reason, this one made me cry a little. Just a smidge. It is so beautifully illustrated and speaks to the memory of connection you can feel with an animal.
March 01, 2017
A free-verse poem recounts a nostalgic, early-morning visit with Tony, a gentle white horse who pulls the milk truck. I like how the poem quietly unfolds, waiting until the book is halfway-over to even reveal the first-person narration, and Stead's muted illustrations are lovely. I like the poem...
January 27, 2017
There are times before a book is even in your possession; you know you have to read it. It's one thing when contemporaries recommend a book to you, but when one of your students tells you to read a book you read it with no questions asked. If they know you well enough to believe you will love a b...
February 28, 2017
A beautiful book that gives you the warm fuzzies. The story is about a work horse, Tony, that comes to life through beautiful sketches. Would be better with one-on-one because the book is small and readers need to be close to appreciate the illustrations.
May 15, 2017
A nostalgic poem introduces young readers to the long bygone era of horse drawn wagon dairy delivery, focusing on the narrator’s admiration for the horse that pulled the cart. The picture book format physically extends this gentle poem by spreading it out, with only a line or several lines per pa...
July 14, 2017
This is kind of a dreamy, half-waking atmosphere of past and present at the corners of my childhood memories of loving horses and loving children's picture books. In a way, it reminds me of one of my all time favorites, "Play With Me" by Marie Hall Ets: simple lines, limited color palette, emphas...