Review by Horn Book Review
While helping Jill's mom prepare for the driving class competition at the fair, the Pony Scouts meet a boy who boasts that his ponies will take first place (Ribbon); the Scouts help run a pony party for a birthday girl who's a bit reluctant to ride (Party). The books' gentle humor, sunny illustrations, and high-interest subject matter will appeal to many practicing readers. Glos. [Review covers these I Can Read Book titles: Pony Scouts: Blue Ribbon Day and Pony Scouts: Pony Party.] (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Review by Kirkus Book Review
The eighth Pony Scouts book for the I Can Read! series is a little light on plot, but it will still please beginning readers. Jill, Meg and Annie accompany Jill's mom to the local fair with her pair of driving ponies. Once there, the girls' delight in seeing the various animals is offset by a boy named Ben's boasts that his horse, Champ, will win the driving class. The girls eat a perfectly astonishing amount of fairground junk food, then lose to Ben in a pie-eating contest. Next they help Jill's mom prepare the ponies for her class, which she wins--and the girls decide not to lord it over Ben. The slight story recreates the atmosphere of a county fair, and if the characters don't actually do much, they at least have a good time. Young pony lovers will find it as enjoyable as the others in the series. (Early reader. 5-8)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
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