Which pony does the diamond horseshoe fit?
In this clever retelling of Cinderella, Ponyella longs to show Princess Penelope her fabulous leaps and jumps at the Tippington 25th Annual Grand Royal Pony Championship. But Plumpkin and Bun Bun, the mean ponies she shares a farm with, say that Ponyella's farm chores make her too dirty to be a champion.
With a little help from Ponyella's fairy godmare, her coat becomes marshmallow white once again, and her mane silky and beautiful. It's love at first sight for Princess Penelope and Ponyella - but what will happen when the magic runs out at noon?
From the best-selling author-illustrator team of the What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best books comes a playful rendition of Cinderella with an original twist!
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Laura Numeroff (www.lauranumeroff.com) is the widely popular author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and its companion titles, which have become the favorites not only of parents, but of teachers who love the books' visual elements and domino-effect storylines. Numeroff's other popular titles, What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best and What Grandpas Do Best/What Grandmas Do Best, are loving paeans to activities shared with adults.
Lynn Munsinger is the illustrator of many popular books for children, including The Teeny Tiny Ghost, Whooo's Haunting The Teeny Tiny Ghost? and The Teeny Tiny Ghost and the Monster by Kay Winters as well as God Bless America by Irving Berlin and Hunter's Best Friend At School by Laura Malone Elliot. She has illustrated the following books by Laura Numeroff: What Mommies Do Best, What Daddies Do Best, What Grandmas Do Best, What Grandpas Do Best, What Aunts Do Best, and Beatrice Doesn't Want To.
Date of Birth:July 14, 1953
Place of Birth:Brooklyn, New York
Education:B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Genre: Fairy TalesReview: The author stayed true to the genre of fairy tales by retelling the story of Cinderella in this modern fantasy twist with the role of Cinderella being played by Ponyella. Point of View: The point of view is from 3rd person omniscient. You can tell this because of the author's use of Ponyella's name, saying "Her" and "She". As well as the other characters in the story are referred to by their name and not "I".Media: Acrylic
When Ponyella’s ranch is sold, the new owners bring in two new ponies, Plumpkin and Bun Bun. They are very mean to Ponyella, making fun of her white coat and flowing mane. Then when Princess Penelope shows up looking for a champion pony at the Tippington 25th Annual Pony Championship, Plumpkin and Bun Bun tell Ponyella she is too dirty to go and she is left behind. In this fantastic re-telling of the Cinderella fairy tale, Ponyella’s fairy godmare shows up, turning an apple core into a horse trailer, a mouse into a driver, and Ponyella into a magnificent pony complete with diamond horseshoes, Ponyella soon makes her way to the Pony Championship. Once there, Plumpkin and Bun Bun don’t recognize Ponyella and Penelope is amazed at how beautiful Ponyella’s looks and how high she jumps. But when the clock strikes noon the magic runs out and Ponyella will have to rush home…losing her diamond horseshoe possibly her chance happily ever after. A fun twist on the classic Cinderella fairy tale, Ponyella is filled with beautiful illustrations, ponies, and a little magic. A perfect read for all the little girls who ever wanted a pony of their own. Recommended for readers age 1 and up.