The Amazing Book of My Little Pony by Julia March, Rosie Peet & Victoria Taylor
Published by DK Australia (Penguin Random House)
Date: 28 August 2017
As soon as I took this book out of the package it was sent in I was instantly transported back to my childhood. My little Pony was a huge part of my life growing up and I know I collected a few over the years. What is even more exciting now is that I get to share this book with my niece who also loves the ponies and has quite the collection, and I can’t wait to share in her pure joy as she looks through this book.
This book is a lovely gift for a child who loves My Little Pony, seeing their ponies in this book will be both exciting and informative for them. Each page is a treasure of information where we find out facts about the ponies, some history, and information about the different pony markings. There is also information about pony homes and what the pony’s greatest skills are, for example Rainbow Dash skill is flying fast.
The book is a wonderful reading experience and a lot of pages have lift the flaps for additional information. The poster at the end of the book will without a doubt have pride of place on your child’s bedroom wall, its glossy texture showcasing so many ponies that you will have soon learned all their names. The words in the book are written quite largely and clearly, with sturdy pages that suit a variety of ages. Even though this book is recommend for ages 5+ I know I will be able to share it with my niece who is not yet three and the pages will remain in tack.
The pictures are a mix of photos and illustrations and full of colour. My favourite Ponies in the book are the Power Ponies whom I had never heard of prior to reading this book. Their costumes are a mix of fun and retro and their super powers are super charged. The My Little Pony have evolved since I was younger and their ongoing development to remain current are why they must continue to be so popular.
This book is a great extension to the play experience, while it is great for children to use their own imagination, using literature to learn more about the ponies will help value add to their own ideas. For a child that doesn’t like to read much but is interested in reading about their favourite toy, this book is particularly valuable. In fact, I see this book becoming a favourite of many and I cannot wait to share it with my pony loving niece.
Thank you to DK Books and Penguin Random House for the opportunity to read and review this book.