Sunday, 8 July 2012

Princess Evie's Ponies: Sticker Colouring Book by Sarah KilBride & Sophie Tilley (Children's, Picture book)

5th July 2012, Simon & Schuster
32 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: princess, loyal pet cat, lots of magical lands to explore, friendly magical ponies, elegant outfits, snow scenes, a grand cake with real penguins, making friends, having fun, 180+ colour stickers in centre pages, nice & girly, lots to smile about

Summary from Simon and Schuster

Fabulously fun Princess Evie colouring book, full of beautiful scenes to create and complete. Includes amazing stickers to decorate the horses!

Nayuleska's thoughts
It probably comes as no surprise when I say that I saw the front cover in all its pink, twinkling glory & knew I had to read this. I love how readers are able to choose their own designs for a tiara, to add certain items to scenes to make them complete, to use the stickers - which may well end up decorating girls' bedrooms.

The part I liked the most wasn't the different outfits Evie and the fairies wore. It was also a part I didn't like so much. I adore Sparkles the cat - unsure if it's a boy or a girl. Sparkles goes wherever Evie goes, and is in every picture. I love how Sparkles's expression conveys so much as he/she's in different positions alongside Evie. The one part about Sparkles that I wasn't keen on was the fact that Sparkles didn't really get introduced. In all fairness I haven't read a lot of sticker colouring books, but it doesn't seem quite right that the second main character (in my eyes) is presented as though the readers knows who Sparkles is. I guess I'm being a bit particular, but due to this lack of introduction to Sparkles, who we aren't even told he's a cat, this super fun book for a few hours of colouring & endless hours of imaginative play gets 9/10.

You can find out more on Sarah's website.

Suggested read
For more magical horse fun check out Fetlock Hall: The Unicorn Princess by Babbette Cole

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