Snow Pony and the seven miniature ponies

Christian Trimmer

Book - 2018

In this twist on the story of Snow White, pretty and sweet Snow Pony--beloved by children for her talent in braiding hair and dancing--follows a trail of delicious apples into the woods, where she meets seven miniature ponies.

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Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers [2018]
Edition
First Edition
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
ISBN
9781481462686
1481462687
Main Author
Christian Trimmer (author)
Other Authors
Jessie Sima (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Snow White gets an equine makeover in this funny reimagining of the fairy-tale classic. Snow Pony lives a happy life on a farm where she is beloved by children, Charmaine most of all. Together, they lead dance lessons and hair-braiding parties, but Queenie, a dappled pony, is incredibly jealous of Snow Pony's popularity. One night, Queenie leaves a trail of apples leading deep into the woods, and, just as she'd hoped, Snow Pony follows the tasty treats and becomes lost. Thankfully, she comes across a small stable, home to seven miniature ponies who take in the lost beauty. Though Snow Pony has a wonderful time with the mini-ponies, she can't forget her precious Charmaine and knows it's time to return home. Trimmer's tongue-in-cheek story is fully aware of its ridiculous premise—not to mention the irresistible adorableness of miniature horses—but readers lured by these won't be disappointed. Sima trots out soft, pastel-like artwork, created in Photoshop, that playfully depicts Snow Pony's journey and the enchanted, fairy-tale atmosphere, and the large illustrations make group sharing a breeze. Grades K-3. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In what might be a send-up of a popular entertainment franchise, Trimmer (Simon's New Bed) retells the "Snow White" story with ponies in all the important roles. The story fits surprisingly neatly into its new form: "Once upon a time there was a pony who had a coat as white as snow and a mane as black as ebony." In addition to being beautiful, Snow Pony hosts performances with her human friend, Charmaine, and Charmaine's dog, Hunter. When jealous Queenie lures Snow Pony away from farm and stage and into the woods (using apples, naturally), she encounters the seven miniature ponies of the title. Rendered by Sima (Not Quite Narwhal), they're a fresh upgrade from dwarfs; each is a different color, with forelocks that hang cunningly over their eyes, and each has a special role ("?‘I gather water.' ‘I take care of the bees.' ‘I'm a tax attorney'?"). The new ending trades princely kisses for a friendly reunion and an improved performance retinue. This book will top the pile of bedtime favorites in horse-loving households, with jokes thrown in for the grown-ups, to boot. Ages 4–8. Agent: Thao Le, Sandra Dijkstra & Assoc. (Aug.) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2—Children come from miles around to see the aptly named Snow Pony, whose coat is the color of snow and whose mane is as dark as ebony. Known for her hair-braiding and line-dancing skills, Snow Pony regularly puts on shows for an adoring public, along with her best friend, a little girl named Charmaine, and Hunter the dog. But a rival pony, the jealous Queenie, is determined to seize the spotlight and subject the crowds to scrapbooking lessons. This retelling softens the edges of "Snow White" and jettisons the romance in favor of a friendship-heavy plot. No poison here—Queenie merely distracts Snow Pony with a trail of apples that lead her into the woods, where she gets lost and meets seven miniature ponies. While Snow Pony immediately bonds with her new pals, she longs to see Charmaine and Hunter again (and her pals are just as worried about her). Bright illustrations depict winsome settings and characters. Accompanied by sparkling stars, Snow Pony cuts a graceful figure, while the endearingly eccentric, diminutive ponies are squat, with long manes covering their eyes. This version of the tale strikes a whimsical note, eschewing snark in favor of offbeat but kid-friendly humor, and though on the lengthy side, it'll easily grab children's attention. VERDICT Fairy-tale reimaginings are common, but this quirky one more than holds its own. A superb story for longer read-alouds and one-on-one sharing.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

In this twist on the story of Snow White, pretty and sweet Snow Pony--beloved by children for her talent in braiding hair and dancing--follows a trail of delicious apples into the woods, where she meets seven miniature ponies.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An imaginative rerendering of the Snow White fairy tale depicts a sweet-natured Snow Pony, who is regularly visited by children who love her white coat and ebony mane, before a jealous plot strands her in the woods with seven miniature ponies. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Pretty and sweet Snow Pony--beloved by children for her talent in braiding hair and dancing--follows a trail of delicious apples into the woods, where she meets seven miniature ponies.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

From Christian Trimmer and bestselling illustrator Jessie Sima comes an adorable and imaginative twist on the tale of Snow White'with lots more ponies!Sweet Snow Pony is loved by all for her beautiful coat as white as snow and her mane as black as ebony. Children come to her farm from all over just to have her braid their hair and teach them line dancing.But not everyone loves Snow Pony. Jealous Queenie hatches an evil plan to make Snow Pony run away from the stable by planting a trail of apples into the woods and before long Snow Pony is lost! Full of delicious apples but all alone in the woods, Snow Pony stumbles upon the home of seven miniature ponies. The mini-ponies couldn't be cuter, especially with Snow Pony's braids, but they don't have quite the same moves as the kids back on the farm.Will her new friends help her find her way home? Or will the evil Queenie get her way?

Review by Publisher Summary 5

From Christian Trimmer and bestselling illustrator Jessie Sima comes an adorable and imaginative twist on the tale of Snow White'with lots more ponies!Sweet Snow Pony is loved by all for her beautiful coat as white as snow and her mane as black as ebony. Children come to her farm from all over just to have her braid their hair and teach them line dancing.But not everyone loves Snow Pony. Jealous Queenie hatches an evil plan to make Snow Pony run away from the stable by planting a trail of apples into the woods and before long Snow Pony is lost! Full of delicious apples but all alone in the woods, Snow Pony stumbles upon the home of seven miniature ponies. The mini-ponies couldn't be cuter, especially with Snow Pony's braids, but they don't have quite the same moves as the kids back on the farm.Will her new friends help her find her way home? Or will the evil Queenie get her way?