Our site will be undergoing maintenance from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 20. During this time, Bookshop, checkout, and other features will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Cookies must be enabled to use this website.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • SubGenre:Animals / Horses
  • Age Range (years):3 - 5
  • Language:English
  • Pages:42
  • Paperback ISBN:9780578373430

Lightning and the Muddy Puddle

by Tricia Weldon

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Lightning the miniature horse loves his job, but after seeing something inside a muddy puddle he is too scared to come out and play. Lightning must try to overcome his fear so that he can get back to the thing that he loves doing the most - making children happy.
The story is about a miniature horse named Lightning who loves playing with and helping children smile. One day, Lightning comes across something that he has never seen before - a muddy puddle. Within the muddy puddle, Lightning sees an image that frightens him so much that he feels scared and no longer wants to come out of his barn to play with the children at the ranch. Lightning must learn how to face his fear if he is ever going to get back to the things that he loves doing. With a little help from his friend Buddy, Lightning is able to overcome his fear. The adventure helps Lightning to understand why some children who come to the ranch do not feel like smiling. In addition, Lightning also learned that it can take time to get over things that scare us. After Lightning's experience with the muddy puddle he is determined to work hard at helping children feel happy and safe.
About the author
Dr. Tricia Weldon is a horsewoman and health psychologist who founded and is the president of a nonprofit children's horse program organization called Ananda Ranch. Dr. Weldon started Ananda Ranch to help individuals who have experienced traumatic events in their lives. The proceeds from this book will go to support the horses like Lightning at Ananda Ranch who help traumatized children.