Gail Ablow tells a lot of wacky stories in A Horse in the House and Other Strange but True Animal Stories. The horse from the title is a pet and kept in an apartment in India! Another story from India is about a cow that ate 1,722 diamonds hidden in a haystack! The gems are actually stuck in the cow and the owner is going to wait until the cow dies a natural death before getting them out. Then there’s the story of some crooks who are fooled by a parrot that says, “Stop or I’ll shoot!” This book will leave you laughing.