The Little Red Horse by Irina Troitskaya

Overview   Process  

Task: to publish a children’s book.

The book tells the story about a little red horse who worked at the subway, transporting passengers across town. One day she became sad and her color slowly began to fade. She would probably lose her color completely, had she not met a boy who always dreamed about having a real horse. This book is about the importance of making someone happy and sharing the joyful moments together.

Book cover

Some parts of the book include tracing paper inserts—flipping through which makes the illustrations come to life.

I want to be yours

The Little Red Horse (In Russian)

Online price:  6.11  $
  ≈ 5  €
  ≈ 349  руб.

Release date: September 03 2013


art director
Artemy Lebedev
chief typesetter
Iskander Mukhamadeev
Filipp Luschevsky
Katerina Andreeva
Aleksandr Nosikov
production manager
Svetlana Kalinnikova
author & illustrator
Irina Troitskaya

24 pages
Number of copies: 3000
Format: 160×210 mm (6.3″×8.3″)
ISBN 978-5-98062-065-3

The little horse jumps from page to page

The book is written for preschoolers and is intended to be read by adults.

Pages 12–13

Pages 16–17

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