Kate Beaton creates fantastic adult comics, and it turns out she also makes brilliant picture books. I don't have a little sibling or a child, but I bought The Princess and the Pony for a family friend's kid just because I want to share this book with as many people as possible. It's heartwarming, it'll make you laugh, and the main character's name is Princess Pinecone, which is the most adorable princess name I've ever heard. If you're interested in a unique new twist on the timeless princess tale, this story is for you. Recommended By Junix S., Powells.com
Princess Pinecone wants nothing more than to ride gloriously into battle alongside her warrior kin, but when her birthday wish for a steed is granted, things don’t exactly turn out as she envisioned. Beaton, the author/illustrator of Hark! A Vagrant, scores again with a laugh-out-loud picture book about a lovable farting pony and the merits of embracing the unexpected. Recommended By Aubrey W., Powells.com
A delightful book about finding strength in unexpected places and finding your cuddly side. Recommended By Caroline M., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Introducing Kate Beaton, a major new picture book talent, and author/illustrator of #1 New York Times
bestseller Hark! A Vagrant
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 a laugh-out-loud story of brave warriors, big surprises, and falling in love with one unforgettable little pony.
"Instead of breaking bones, this warrior princess breaks the mold — and Beaton is in a class of her own." Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A highly recommended, charmingly illustrated tale of teamwork and tenderness." School Library Journal, starred review
"The perfect combination of heartwarming and hilarious." Booklist, starred review
"I don't know how you make such a pretty book that has heart and wisdom and also a farting pony, but Kate Beaton does, and we are lucky that she does." Jon Klassen, Caldecott Medal-winning creator of This Is Not My Hat and I Want My Hat Back
About the Author
Kate Beaton is the author of Hark! A Vagrant, her #1 New York Times bestselling collection of comics. Kate is the recipient of multiple Harvey awards, and her cartoons have been featured in the New Yorker. Kate lives in Toronto, and you can find her online at www.harkavagrant.com, or on Twitter as @beatonna.