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Robert the Rose Horse (Beginner Books B-25)

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  2,430 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Illus. in color. An allergy to roses causes this city horse many problems until, one time, his sneezes save the day.
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published February 12th 1962 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Beth Sniffs Books
Apr 05, 2015 Beth Sniffs Books rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone with seasonal allergies
I LOVED Robert the Rose Horse — FINALLY a children’s book character that’s just like me! Except I’m a person and he’s a horse! And a story that’s almost like a page out of my own life! I can TOTALLY relate to Robert the Rose Horse because he and I both SUFFER from AWFUL ALLERGIES. Stupid flowers.

This is page one. Look how happy Robert is: he has a mother and father and a cute pink house to live in on a farm. But their are HORRORS ahead! Not really HORRORS, this is a kid’s beginner reader, aftera
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Robert
First read this almost 40 years ago... I liked this book as an young boy because Robert was my name too. I especially liked to see everyone and everything go sailing through the air whenever Robert the horse sniffed a rose and sneezed. Children's books can be a lot more fun than adult books.
Ryane
Robert the Rose Horse is my childhood favorite, by far! It tells a story about a horse with allergies who struggles to hold a job because his sneezes tend to blow everything up in the air. I just love this story and have read it a million times as a child. Now, I read it to my daughter who also loves it! Personally, this is a great book that teaches many valuable lesson. I'd recommend it to anyone with kids. It does have a page or two with bank robbers who have guns, but Robert (a police horse) ...more
Naomi
My 5 year old daughter really likes this book. I purchased it at a library discard sale in 1999 or so and my eldest daughter loved me to read it to her as well (she was 3 at the time). I kept it when she outgrew it even though it has some dirty pages, though none are torn, and I am glad it is getting more use with my youngest daughter. She loves to hear about Robert's sneezing and won't let me read "kerchoo" because she has to do that part. She likes that he finds a job he can do and saves the d ...more
Alicia Singleton
This book is about a horse that goes out to find work in the city because he was terribly allergic to the roses at the farm he lived at. When he goes to the city he finds work as many different things, but they were not working out. He eventually becomes a police horse and did he was very good at his job. One day he saw three men trying to rob a bank. Quickly thinking, Robert sniffs a rose from a little girl head, which made him let out a great big sneeze, which made the bank robber fall down fl ...more
Muse Here
This is a really cute story. The horse is lovable and sweet and the allergic sneeze is enjoyable. We've read this quite a few times. It shares a shelf with the Syd Hoff books (right where it belongs, imo).
Tommy
Danny's the one who always requests this one. Another one that has been read to rags (partly because Mom bought it used to start out with). Tommy likes to point out small details in the illustrations.
April
This book was cute. It is about a horse with an allergy to roses who tried to find work where it won't be a problem if he sneezes. I liked the horse trying hard to find work and he was a very agreeable character, but it bugged me that at the end of the book he has "sneezed out" his sneezes and is no longer allergic to roses. I feel like if someone reads this to a kid with allergies they are going to have a ton of questions about why their allergies don't just go away and that probably wasn't a b ...more
Danny
Danny's the one who always requests this one. Another one that has been read to rags (partly because Mom bought it used to start out with).
Suzanne
FUN!! An allergic horse who saves the day! One of my kids favorites.
Cheryl
This was my favorite book as a child. I even had the book memorized.
Chak
Mar 23, 2008 Chak rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: kid
Because this was my favorite book when I was a very little girl, I rushed out and ordered this book for my son. Because I ordered it online, I didn't page through it, which is always a good idea when buying a children's book. While reading the book to my son for the first time, I realized that while the story is entertaining (about an allergic horse whose sneezes cause repeated chaos and exile and eventually redemption and a cure), it does contain a scene with bankrobbers, guns and shooting. App ...more
Rachel
Excellent beginning reader, although this works well for a storytime due to its repetition, about a horse who can't fit in due to his horrible allergy to roses. Those inappropriate sneezes come in handy when he finally finds a job as a police horse and saves the day.
Hannah Smith
As a child my nana would read this to me and my siblings and we absolutely loved it, especially when it came to sounding out the 'ACHOOO' sneezing parts. One of my most favourite Dr Seuss books of all time.
Heather
We really liked this book. It had a good story, good pics and it wasn't childish like some. A good book for your children's book collection, if you keep books.
Fjóla
A good early reader about the sympathetic Robert the Rose Horse. My five year old is sensitive, so I was watching him very carefully for reactions to the harsher elements of the story: separation from your parents, loosing your nice job, coming across bad guy robbers, etc. He held it together although I could tell he was touched by the story. We just made sure to flip the pages quick enough to discover the good outcomes. All in all a good, eventful story with a happy ending. It's a bit long for ...more
Kristine
This was such a cute book! I absolutely love it and I'm sure many children will enjoy it.
Breanne
This was one of my favorite books as a kid. Funny and cute <3 I wish I would have kept it!
Mary Grace
The oldest book I remember liking. Would ask my parents to read it to me every night!
Principal Cutler
Favorite childhood book!! Now I am fortunate enough to read it to my own boys.
Maria Bulfamante
This was such a cute book, I really enjoyed this one, I recommend it!
Heila
Kids just *love* the sneezing bit of this book. (: Cute illustrations.
laurenpie
I loved this book when I was little! And so did my son. :)
Lev Abrasha
i liked it because the horse sneezes.
Rose
One of my childhood favorites!
Preston Fordstrom
Cool. Awesome. Fun. Rose.
Linda
Childhood memories.... Awwwwww
Mai
Jan 22, 2014 Mai rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: kids
Kerchoooo Lovely and funny story :)
Jo
One of my favourite books as a child! After a trip to the horse races with my father when I was 3 years old, I fell in love with all things horses and quickly became one horse crazy child. With my father's name being Robert as well, this book definitely has a very special place in my heart. I hope to get a tattoo of Robert the Rose Horse, dedicated to, and in memory of my father. <3
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