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Nitter Pitter (Serendipity)

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In this children's book Stephen Cosgrove teaches you that vanity can cost you friends. Nitter Pitter, a horse, never went and played with the other horses because he thought he was better looking then them. Then one day something happed, read this book and discover its not what's on the outside that matters.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 16th 1998 by Price Stern Sloan (first published 1978)
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Erin
Aug 02, 2010 Erin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children who love horses
I loved this book growing up. It was so wonderful! Great for any children.
Joanna Reed
Oct 07, 2016 Joanna Reed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great book to read to children
Julia
Sep 01, 2014 Julia rated it really liked it
Shelves: book, serendipity
This was an interesting story since the characters weren't actually magical and just basically based around one type of animal (I hadn't read this one when I was little). Basically the story is short, sweet and easy to read.

I would have to say this is one of the most beautifully illustrated books done by Robin James. I just love the pictures in here for the details, which complements the details of the story on how our thought in our looks affects how others see us and what fun we may or may n
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Kat
May 06, 2008 Kat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books, 2016
Basic Plot: Nitter Pitter thinks he's all that and a bag of chips until his ego gets squashed a bit.

This reminded me a lot of the story of Narcissus in mythology. This horse ignores everyone else, preferring to stare at his own shadow or reflection, and then thinks that others won't associate with him because he is "too beautiful" for them. Riiiiiiiiiggghhhtt.... It's satisfying in a very schadenfreude way when he falls in a pond and ends up muddy. The real lesson here, though, is that he is abl
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Ilana
Jan 26, 2016 Ilana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series of books is the most wonderfully illustrated, sweetest series available for children. Each book is beautiful, the animals are so sweetly drawn and each book teaches a wonderful lesson. I still have all of my original copies from my childhood (the 90s).
Lila
Apr 25, 2015 Lila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
my daughter's book.
Clacie
Sep 14, 2014 Clacie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I remember loving the Serendipity books as a kid. Reading this story to my kids was a completely new experience. It was just meh. Didn't really care for it.
Dee
Sep 09, 2014 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any child.
A great way to teach kids about vanity, humility, and loving someone for who they are on the inside, instead of what they look like on the outside.
Rena Sherwood
One of the more realistic of the Serendipity books, it's still quite treacly. The artwork, however, is fab.
Hunter
May 04, 2011 Hunter rated it really liked it
I eagerly await the inevitable crossover with Latawnya the Naughty Horse.
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Tari_Roo
Sep 11, 2012 Tari_Roo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A childhood fav
Erin Hanton
A kind of friendly children's book retelling of the classic Narcissus story. Not the best writing or illustrations, but good.
Ashley
Check out my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing for my thoughts and memories of the Serendipity series!
Kathy
Dec 20, 2013 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvie-and-teen
This was one of my favorite stories growing up. A well done story and fantastic illustrations.
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