The True Story of Zippy Chippy
The Little Horse That Couldn't
Zippy Chippy is descended from the leading legends of horse racing. He is destined for greatness and glory.
But . . . when the starting bell rings, it’s anybody’s guess what Zippy will do. Will Zippy go for a gentle trot around the track or stop and smell the roses? Or, perhaps, never even leave the starting gate?!
With mischief in his makeup, he’s known to stick his tongue out at people and chew up the hats of passersby. And he’s always trying to break out of his stall. What’s an owner to do? Try and try again! After all, he believes in Zippy—and, besides, the horse is now a part of the family. But as Zippy’s losses mount, a funny thing happens. People start to take notice of the hapless, cupcake-eating horse. Could it be that they’re betting on Zippy to win?
This remarkable story of the famed racehorse who lost every race is sure to win your heart!
The cute cartoon illustrations match the amusing narrative, making this a fun story for sharing.
Heidi Grange, School Library Journal
It takes all kinds to make the world go round, and Zippy Chippy is a horse like no other...Showing that you don't always need a trophy to be a winner, this fun book will make you love Zippy Chippy and all horses for who they are.
Suzanne Lucey, Page 158 Books, Wake Forest NC
Artie Bennett wasn’t horsing around when he wrote about this delightfully mischievous horse. Using clever wordplay, humor, and heartfelt feelings, this book will appeal to animal lovers everywhere.
Humor Me Blog
You’ll fall in love with this horse and trainer who persist in racing despite being, well, terrible.
Melissa Taylor, Imagination Soup