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Dozy Mare

Written by Jeanne Willis

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Dozy mare is a lazy horse. She won’t go backwards, she won’t go forwards, she won’t trot, she won’t jump and she won’t perform tricks. Carrots, sugar lumps, ice cream – nothing will tempt Dozy Mare to do anything that is asked of her.

But when she hears that her next sale will be to the butcher, Dozy Mare picks up her heels and runs and jumps and performs every trick imaginable. She’s not so dozy after all. It’s worth is to have freedom!

Tony Ross’s capering Dozy Mare is a delight.

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Dozy Mare Synopsis

A lazy horse does nothing except standing still. She doesn't: 'giddy up' for the farmer, nor 'trot off' for his wife, nor play cowboys for their son, nor jump for their daughter. So she gets sold to a tinker, then to the circus, and then to a butcher. But the dozy dobbin demonstrates that, though lazy, she isn't stupid, and runs like the wind.

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ISBN: 9781842705247
Publication date: 04/05/2006
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781842705247
Publication date: 4th May 2006
Author: Jeanne Willis
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers

About Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband. Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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