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Getting a pony for your birthday is the dream gift for many little girls. It certainly is for Princess Pincecone in Kate Beaton’s latest children’s book, The Princess and the Pony. And while Princess Pinecone does receive a pony as requested, her new pet wasn’t the warrior pony she had in mind. Inside this book is a great message about friendship and acceptance with some humor that definitely appeals to young children.
About the Book
Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS! But when the day arrives, she doesn’t quite get the horse of her dreams…
From the artist behind the comic phenomenon Hark! A Vagrant, The Princess and the Pony is a laugh-out-loud story of brave warriors, big surprises, and falling in love with one unforgettable little pony.
When a hardcover copy of this book arrived on our door, I set it aside in our dining room to read to the boys at bed time. But my older two discovered it while I was working in the kitchen and they ran up to me stating that they loved this new book and wanted to show me their favorite funny parts.
Instead of me simply reading it to all three of my boys, I encouraged my older sons to read the book to their younger brother because I was certain he’d enjoy it too. They were more than happy to go along with this idea. It wasn’t long before the giggling started up.
Of course, if you end a book with a farting noise, no matter how tastefully done, my boys are going to think it is the most hilarious book around. They just can’t help themselves. (Potty talk is seriously entertaining.) I personally found the humor still in good taste while still appealing to young children. And the overall message is a good one!
About the Author
Kate Beaton is the author of Hark! A Vagrant, her #1 New York Times bestselling collection of comics which began as a webcomic in 2007. The Princess and the Pony is her first picture book. She is the recipient of multiple Harvey awards,and her work has been featured in the New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Best American Comics Anthology. Kate lives in Toronto, and you can find her online at www.beatontown.com and on Twitter as @beatonna.
The Princess and The Pony by Kate Beaton is available at retailers nationwide and has a list price of $17.99 for hardcover. Get it for a discount at such retailers as our affiliate Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
I have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY WARRIOR prize pack to give to one lucky reader which includes:
- A copy of The Princess and the Pony
- $50 Visa gift card to celebrate your warrior’s next big birthday.
Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Scholastic.
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