The story of Hendrix, the horse who loves rock music and learns to play the guitar, is told in rhyming couplets full of jokes and wordplay and is the second story in the author’s ‘Fables from the Stables’ series. After a performance by the Tumbling Pebbles, Hendrix finds a lost guitar and decides to become Hendrix the Rocking Horse and put on a concert of his own. But when he finds out that the Tumbling Pebbles need their guitar back he decides to do the right thing and return it.
This is a funny, rhyming tall tale with a moral, a guitar-playing horse and humorous, lively illustrations by Tor Freeman that enhance the story. Some of the jokes and references may appeal more to adults than children and some of the vocabulary may be difficult for the age range indicated by the typeface and illustrative style, so this book will probably work best as a comic read-aloud story for family or classroom sharing.