“Snow Takes the Checker” is the first story in the “Snow The Race Horse” series written by Demi Clark. “Snow” is a 10 year old horse that grew up in a family that races competitively. He has a close friend, a turtle named, “Tuga” who also races and is the fastest turtle on the East Coast!
Together, “Snow” and “Tuga” trained hard to compete in the hardest race of the year – the Animal 500. There is always a bad guy in the story, and his name is “Robbie the Race Raccoon” who tries very hard to thwart their efforts of winning!
However, in the end, the spirit of friendship rides high in this race and there is a feel-good end to it.
About the Author :
After a successful 5-year career with the company, leading teams & projects plus launching 60+ communities for the homebuilder, Demi Clark chose to venture out on her own in a “down economy.” She started her own woman-focused/based PR firm, Girl Friday. In its infancy, she already has five major clients (and no free time!) – with her first major clients in the motorsports arena. Always challenging the “girl power” banner, she has two “chicks” of her own at home who fuel her fire – Maizie, 5, and Willa, 3. Demi makes her home in Fort Mill, South Carolina – a suburb of Charlotte, NC and the heart of motorsports.
Buy it! : I especially liked the part where “Snow” and “Tuga” are determined not to retaliate against “Robbie” and display good sportsmanship throughout the race. My boys certainly love this book, as it reminds them of racing car competitions and the colorful illustrations. Check out and/or pre-order the future sequels to the “Snow the Race Horse” series here.
Here’s what our panel reviewers have to say about it :
Pookie and the Boys : I enjoyed the short story and the details that were added to help the story along. I would recommend it to children in the ages of 6-8 and who love the idea of racing.
The Sewing Mom : I thought this was pretty thoughtful on Snow’s part, but it also show Robbie in the background looking exhausted and losing the race. So, while Snow was quite polite during the race, she certainly didn’t do any favors for anyone other than her friend.
She Scribes :I thought this book was really cute and very easy to read, even for beginner readers. The pages are filled with large, colorful illustrations that make the story come to life.
Crunchy Green Mom : It is a great story to teach kids about sportsmanship and a supportive family.
Reviews & Reflections : If your family is into any type of racing (NASCAR, dirt-track racing, horse racing, etc.), this book will be a big hit! Children will appreciate the cute storyline about Snow and Tuga, while enjoying the simple, yet colorful, illustrations.
Connie’s View : Snow Takes the Checker will keep your child’s attention easily. It’s as if you are hearing a sportscaster talk you through the twists and turns of a race. The illustrations are colorful and inviting.
The Plus Size Mommy : When the book Snow The Race Horse came in the mail, my near 2 yr. old daughter was so excited that a new book came for her. The pictures in the book are so cute, and my daughter just loves horses. This alone was enough to catch her attention.
Blogmania : This was also a book about friendship and working together. These are traits that all children learn through guidance and trial and error.
Ang’s Chicken Coop : This is a cute story about Snow the Racehorse. He isn’t a racehorse in the traditional sense. He is more like a mix between a race car and a race horse. That was a bit confusing for my daughter who understands horse racing.
One House Schoolroom Review : The story is delightful as we watch Snow and Tuga race against some tough competition.
Mom Start : The fun whimsical pictures appeal to children like my own and that’s why she keeps asking me to read it to her.
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