Review: ‘Einstein’ a tale of a teeny, tiny horse

Books features photos of horse only 14 inches at birth



"A Friend For Einstein: The Smallest Stallion"

By Charlie Cantrell; Hyperion

“A Friend For Einstein: The Smallest Stallion”

By Charlie Cantrell; Hyperion

I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy picture books, and I am completely in love with this week’s book, “A Friend for Einstein.”

When Einstein was born at a New Hampshire miniature horse farm in 2010, he was 14 inches tall, and weighed a whopping 6 pounds. Now, miniature horses are cute, right? But a miniature, miniature horse? Absolutely adorable! And once you see the photos of Einstein taking his first steps, frolicking with his mom, hanging out with Lilly the boxer, you’ll understand why I say the “aww” factor of this book goes to infinity and beyond.

For something so small, Einstein has enormous eyes, and this gives him a slightly alien look. But there is nothing alien about Einstein cuddling with stuffed animals in his stall or being carried around by his human mom. While he can’t play with the big boys, he has plenty of friends at the farm, and parents and kids alike will be charmed by this sweet story. If you want to know even more about cutie-pie Einstein, be sure to visit his website, You can even like him on Facebook. That’s using good horse sense!

Jan Johnston is the Collection Development Coordinator for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District. Email her at She blogs at