|Greenwillow Books, New York, 2002, illus Margot Apple|
I have done a lot of reading aloud in my time, and there some books my children were obsessed with that made me want to run for the hills when they asked for them, yet again. This is definitely not one I would have edited as I went along, invented new incidents for out of desperation, or have suppressed. There's plenty there for the adult too - marvel, say at the fact the Icelandic Yakult is a breed of horse that's, so far, escaped you.
The book is beautifully illustrated by Margot Apple, who worked with Haas on the excellent Runaway Radish and Scamper and the Horse Show