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Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse

Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse

T. L. McBeth

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


T. L. McBeth's Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse is the hilarious picture book tale of a child's illustrated creation who (never having seen himself) thinks he's extraordinarily beautiful.

Randy knows he’s a beautiful horse—everyone says so. From his silky coat to his perfect smile to his very name, reserved only for the most special of creatures, Randy is beyond compare.

This laugh-out-loud picture book plays with expectations and takes you inside a child's imaginary world, through construction-paper mountains, popsicle-stick forests, and sandpaper deserts. Readers are sure to fall for this maybe-not-so-beautiful but wholly endearing character.

Praise for Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse

"[Randy] will make readers laugh . . . . Give this book a prime spot on the metafiction shelf." —School Library Journal, starred review

"McBeth’s meta-comedy is filled with three-dimensional illustrations . . . . A lovely affirmation of creativity and unconditional love." —Publishers Weekly


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T. L. McBeth

T. L. McBeth is an author and illustrator living in New York City. He is the creator of Robot in Love and the illustrator of Stegothesaurus, Ogilvy, and Ducks!

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T. L. McBeth

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