Barney is a street peddler who sells fruits and vegetables while dispensing kindness and horseback rides to the children on his route. Progress brings elevated trains to the area, resulting in Barney’s horse running away before everyone adjusts to the changes. Brightly colored illustrations depict clear action. A satisfying story.’
Syd Hoff was born and raised in New York City. He studied at the National Academy of Design and sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker when he was eighteen. He eventually became one of the most original and beloved authors and illustrators of children's books. Mr. Hoff wrote more than fifty books for children, including the I Can Read titles Danny and the Dinosaur, Oliver, and Sammy the Seal.