June 2013, Bloomsbury, 120 pages, Paperback, Review copy
Themes: pony royalty, being kind/mean to others, teasing, giving support, tarzan moment, battling evil, magnificent animals, facing your fear, thinking on your feet/hooves, relaxation activities, newspaper articles, being diplomatic, being a mediator,
Content: moderate occasional peril, lots of smiles
Summary from Bloomsbury
When the second youngest Princess Pony, Honey, enters the forbidden Cloud Forest, Pippa and Princess Stardust know they must follow her. They find out Honey's secret - she has made friends with a unicorn, and knows where the unicorns live in the forest. Pippa is awestruck. But when Honey's unicorn friend mentions a magical tree in the centre of the forest, Pippa suspects that one of the golden horseshoes might be hidden there. Braving fire-breathing dragonflies, she and Stardust summon all their courage and head deeper into the forest, hoping to see the unicorns, and maybe even find a golden horseshoe, too.
This is the BEST book in the series! I love Pippa's practical choice of clothes, and the ponies' primping
activities hinted at in the newspaper article at the end of the book. I really felt for Pippa as her fear is
one of mine. Not only was the fate of Chevalia resting on Pippa facing her fear, there was something
that raised the intensity of Pippa's fear really high. There are a few spectacular elements in this book - the imaginative bird species that plays a key role in the story, and Pippa's athletic acts which may just encourage readers to try out both horseriding and gymnastics. Pippa's life is chock full of adventure, action and fun!
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Make sure you read the previous books in the series which all have an elegant tiara to cut out and wear: the series starts with Princess Ponies: A Magical Friend.(Children's, 7 years +, 10/10)