Farmer Rochelle owns a cow that says ‘moo moo’, a sheep that says ‘baa baa’, a chicken that says ‘chick chick’ and a horse that says… ‘chick chick’! What on earth could be wrong with Farmer Rochelle’s horse?

Fleur McDonald is a leading Australian rural literature author. Her rural outback fiction novels are best-sellers many times over, and she has solidified herself as one of Australia’s best story-tellers.

Fleur draws inspiration from having lived and worked for much of her life on a farm; including early life on her parent’s property in regional SA, and more recently on her 8000 acre property in regional WA.

What should a horse say? is a continuation of Fleur’s straightforward, and emotive story-telling. But this time for children. With underlying concepts of rural life, ethnicity, fitting in and standing out, learning differences, and speech therapy, this is a simple and adorable little story that will get your children thinking.

The story is carried through strongly with emotive, but simple, drawings by Annie White; a very accomplished freelance illustrator from Australia.

Together these two have created something special here.

What should a horse say? – Written by Fleur McDonald – Published by New Frontier Publishing – RRP $24.99


Jarrod is a quintessential Kiwi Dad. He lives in Manakau, and works from a home office, overlooking his chickens and bees. His inspiration and motivation in life come from his wife and two children.

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