Pony Poems for Little Pony Lovers

by Cari Meister (Author) Sara Rhys (Illustrator)

Pony Poems for Little Pony Lovers
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Celebrate all things horsey with this sweet collection of poems that's perfect for the little equestrian in your life.

Calling all pony lovers! This poetry collection, chock full of horses, is sure to delight young readers, whether they dream of being a cowgirl or a knight, becoming an equestrian, or simply making a pony friend of their own. These short, rhyming poems are perfect for read-aloud sharing.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1 This unremarkable collection of poetry offers 16 sweet, slight verses about horses and the children who love them. Despite its rosy-hued cover, the interior avoids gender stereotypes by including boys and girls in the accompanying artwork; the children represented are also racially diverse. Unfortunately, there is not much to the poems, which range in length from four to eight lines and rely heavily on simple rhymes ("Bay horse, bay horse, / carry me to town. / You will get a carrot. / I will get a crown."). This brevity makes the collection suitable for reading aloud, and perhaps even for introducing very young readers to poetry, but it also results in poems that feel underdeveloped and uninspired: "Molasses and oats-- / oh, so sweet. / Come, little pony. / Come and eat." Rendered in watercolor and mixed media, the illustrations are warm and cheery, if a bit flat. VERDICT May appeal to young readers with a keen appreciation for horses, but unlikely to find a wider audience.-Lauren Strohecker, McKinley Elementary School, Elkins Park, PA

Copyright 2019 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Cari Meister
Cari Meister (she/her), author of all the books in the Tiny series, the My Pony Jack series, and the picture book Luther's Halloween, lives on a farm in Minetrista, Minnesota, with her husband, four sons, pony, and many other animals. Visit her at www.carimeister.com.

Rich Davis (he/him) has illustrated all the previous books in the Tiny series, as well as other picture books and easy-to-reads. He has also created greeting cards and an art card game for children. He lives in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Visit Rich online at www.richdavis.freewebspace.com.
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Guided Reading Level
Beach Lane Books
Publication date
February 20, 2019
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV057000 - Juvenile Fiction | Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
JUV002130 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Horses
Library of Congress categories
Children's poetry, American

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