Join a wild colt as he follows his herd through long summer days in the wetlands of Assateague Island. Light, rhyming verses and beautiful oil paintings carry the reader along, sharing the sights and sounds these famous ponies experience daily. See the colt run along the ocean, buck and kick, chase mosquitoes, and eye turtles and deer at the water hole. This picture book introduces the reader to the life of a Chincoteague pony colt in his coastal habitat beginnings until he is rounded up during the famous wild pony auction and Pony Penning on Chincoteague Island. Educators can bring the wild colt experience into the classroom with the included wildlife identification guide, discussion topics, and facts about wetlands. Families will also treasure this charming story for bedtime reading. Picture book?ges 0-6.
Lois Szymanski is the author of 19 books for children of all ages, many of them about the Chincoteague ponies. She lives in Westminster, Maryland, with her husband and an assortment of animals. Linda Kantjas began oil painting lessons when she was in elementary school and graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in art education.