The Perfect Pony

The Perfect Pony

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley; Shelagh McNicholas (Illustrator); Rolon Colon (Illustrator)

Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803728516, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2007

Description
Katie's very first word was pony, and ever since, she has dreamed of having her own sleek, spirited, perfect pony. So when Mom says that it's finally time to start looking for one, she finds it hard to be patient. As she and Mom visit barns, Katie looks at each pony and wonders, Is this the one? But the first is too nervous, and others too stubborn, too scary, too old. Then Katie meets a round, filthy little pony with a coat as shaggy as a bear. But there's something special about him . . .

No horse-lover will be able to resist this warm, genuine story with the ultimate happy ending.



About the Author
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is the author of Energy Makes Things Happen and Pop!, an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She has a degree in chemistry from Smith College and lives with her husband and two children in Bristol, Tennessee.

Shelagh McNicholas has illustrated many books for children, includingI Am Jazz, The Perfect Pony, and Little Ballet Star. She lives in England.

Colon has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books, including the "New York Times" bestselling "Angela and the Baby Jesus" by Frank McCourt, Susanna Reich's "Jose! Born to Dance", and Jill Biden's "Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops"." "Mr. Colon lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.