The Princess and the Pony - Kate Beaton
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... Instead she gets, well, this little guy...
LOOK AT THAT LITTLE FACE!!!!
LOOK AT THOSE BIG EYES!!!!!
How could Princess Pinecone be disappointed in this fabulous specimen?!
This is a story of strength in many forms, of love and acceptance, of bravery and cozy sweaters. In the kingdom of warriors, Princess Pinecone is her parents' special little girl, never recognizes as the warrior she wishes to be. Her parents try to help her see her dreams come true, but her parents are super intuitive in the ways that the princess would like. The illustrations are in true Kate Beaton style, full of warmth and whimsy and a little bit of charm. If the story itself doesn't keep you giggling, the pony itself won't let you stop smiling with each turn of the page. I can't help but smile every time I open this book.
(Note: This review is from an Advance Reader's Edition - Out June 30th, 2015)