Friday, August 12, 2016
Midway Barrel Racing Champion By David Shew Review
Second in a series of Midway books. Hope you all enjoy Midway Barrel Racing Champion and get to know Maria, Midway's new friend. Remember to read for the rest of your life and dream big dreams. Hope to see you in Midway's Dreams soon.
About the Author
In 2011, I asked my sister, Rhonda, if she would co-write a children's book with me. Thankfully she agreed and we put our imaginations to work. About half way through the first draft, Rhonda said that we should make our children's book educational as well as entertaining so we did our research and added the factual information to "Midway Dreams."Rhonda is a fourth grade school teacher at Kit Carson Elementary School in Richmond, Kentucky.
She earned her Master's Degree from the Bread Loaf School of English, a summer graduate program at Middlebury College, in Vermont and her Masters in Elementary Education from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. Rhonda has served as one of the writing instructors for Madison County and also taught several graduate level writing classes at Eastern Kentucky University.
Today, besides a teacher and author, Rhonda is a proud mother and grandmother.Rhonda and I grew up working for our father in the newspaper business. At 22, my father appointed me the Editor of The Richmond Register. During high school and college, I opened the newspaper each morning and processed the Associated Press wire service which was very much an educational experience for me. In 1985, I became a certified public accountant and today my wife and I live in Lexington, Kentucky.Writing "Midway Dreams" was truly a labor of love for me. Hopefully Midway's dreams will come true, and Rhonda and I will get to write about them in the years to come.
I recevied a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review -- I found this book to be exhausting and as it just carries on from the perspective of a horse. The horse seems to submissive to this little girl and makes light of the racing circuit. How hard horses are worked and even though the chapters are written to create an atmosphere where everyone is having a great time, it is not realistic to what really goes on in world of horse racing etc.
I felt like it gives the reader a false sense that the horse is super excited to be trained and forced to do stunts and spending days on the road in a horse trailer. So kids think it is super cool to want to do this to horses and that a horse would actually love it.