Saturday, June 27, 2015

Kid Konnection: The Princess and the Pony & Giveaway

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you a cute picture book about a little princess and her special friend!

Summary: 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. -- Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic

THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY by Kate Beaton is an adorable picture book about a princess who wants to be a warrior princess. So for her birthday, she wants a big, strong, fast horse instead of the cute, cozy sweaters that she usually receives. Much to her surprise, she does get a horse of sorts... it's a chubby little pony who tends to fart! (That's the author's word -- not mine!) And his eyes are looking in different directions... but only sometimes!

The princess does her best to prepare her new pony for battle, but she kind of gives up. The pony is hopeless! She ends up telling her pony to just do his best, and they head to battle. What happens during the battle is quite a cute little twist!

I really thought THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY was a funny story! I couldn't help but love the chubby pony, and I equally loved the warriors' reactions to him during the battle. It's a sweet and hilarious book that will entertain boys and girls alike... and possible even a parent or two!

The colorful illustrations in THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY are the perfect complement to this story. You can see how cute the princess and the pony are on the cover, but I wanted you to see just how fun this book is. Check out pages 3 and 4 below.
In conclusion, THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY is very funny book about a special pony! Highly recommended!

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Giveaway alert: I have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY WARRIOR prize pack available courtesy of the publisher. One (1) winner receives:

· plus a $25 Visa gift card to celebrate your warrior’s next big birthday.

To enter, just fill out the form below before July 10th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!

Photo credit: Notker Mahr
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 and on Twitter as @beatonna.

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

I love the premise of that story!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Stacie said...

It certainly sounds like a funny story. Kids like it when the adults can be silly too! This would make a great storytime book!

Unknown said...

This looks like such a cute book! I would love to win it and share it with my god daughter! She loves when I read to her! Thank you for the opportunity, my birthday is in 2 days and I hope I win :)

Unknown said...

Looks adorable; thanks for the chance to win :)