I found this amusing and pleasingly illustrated book to be delightful. Zippy Chippy, whose owner had this as the third choice for his name, was a real racing horse who….just could not race. Zippy was a bit like Ferdinand the Bull; there were so many things that he wanted to enjoy that he often forgot to take off at the start of a race or just could not finish. Zippy NEVER came in first although he had a few places and shows. This left him with a unique record. Nonetheless o,r because of this, Zippy was very loved. At his horse retirement home, he was the main attraction.
The author tells the story of Zippy with a positive message for children about trying and how being yourself is enough. There are additional resources at the back of the book.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this read in exchange for an honest review.