The Princess and the Pony

The Princess and the Pony

Picture Book - 2015 | First edition.
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Princess Pinecone would like a real war horse for her birthday, but instead gets a plump, cute pony--but sometimes cuteness can be a kind of weapon, especially in a fight with dodgeballs and spitballs and hairballs and squareballs.
Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545637084
Branch Call Number: E PRI BEATON
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm


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She wanted a fierce warrior horse! Not... this.

A bedtime story to inspire your parents.

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Hillsboro_RobP Nov 18, 2020

Even the hardiest of warriors need some cute and cuddly in their life.

From the "Hark! A Vagrant!" creator.

DBRL_JessicaS Sep 23, 2019

It's Princess Pinecone's birthday, and, as a warrior princess, she wants a fast and strong horse to be her noble steed. However, she is gifted the cutest of all ponies. It does not meet her warrior standards, but she tries to accept the pony. She takes him to battle. There, the other warriors are stopped by how cute he is and show that all warriors have a cuddly side.

ArapahoeSarahD Dec 17, 2018

LOOK AT THAT PONNYYYYY!!!!! (I laughed out loud while reading this book)

Hillsboro_ArynO Oct 27, 2018

Funny, diverse, and with a great message. (with bonus round adorable pony!) What more can you want out of a picture book? Princess Pinecone shows us that there's more than one way to be a warrior.

Mar 10, 2018

Princess Pinecone and her very round pony show us that there are so many ways to excel in life, even if it's not the way we expect. Also, hilarious.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 12, 2018

Princess Pinecone wants a Warriors horse, but gets a adorable pony instead...hilarity ensues.

Apr 15, 2017

Wonderfully diverse cast of characters, with Kate Beaton's unique sense of humor front and center.

ArapahoeJennieB Dec 26, 2016

A picture book with a fierce warrior princess who wishes for an equally fierce warrior horse. Instead she receives a cute little pony, and is disappointed. The pony, however, turns out to be more helpful than the princess ever imagined. Features a strong female character, and a diverse cast of characters.

ArapahoeKati Sep 29, 2016

One of my favorite picture books of 2015!

forbesrachel Oct 27, 2015

Princess Pinecone is short and cute, not exactly warrior material, and that is how others treat her. Ignoring her warriors spirit, they give her sweaters instead of shields. Finally she's had enough, she's determined to make sure her parents give her one great gift. Instead of a horse she gets...a stubby, farting pony. Princess Pinecone dislikes being judged by her physical characteristics, but she herself makes the same mistake, judging her roly-poly pony by her expectations. When the day of the great battle arrives, this young girl is in for a surprise, those big, burly warriors love her cute, cuddly pony. They too, are not what they appear to be. Kate Beaton's exaggerated art is quite amusing. Big eyes define cute characters and those overwhelmed by the cuteness, and the warriors do some wacky things. The story is perfectly paced, and each unexpected turn only adds to the reader's delight. Kate Beaton has created an honest and one-of-a-kind picture book that speaks to expectations, body types, and judging others not by their cover, but by what's inside. Princess don't have to be tall and elegant, warriors can come in all packages, and even a roly-poly pony can even win battles, just in its own way.

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