Tuesday, September 23, 2008
My Chincoteague Pony by Susan Jeffers
Pink, Pony, and Sparkles . . . Without even opening the book, the cover alone is a natural draw for any little girl. Susan Jeffers is both author and illustrator for My Chincoteague Pony and it's a winner! It's a true story, well, "several true stories", as Jeffers tells us, about a little girl who is horse crazy (I can relate - I was horse crazy at this age, too) and wants to buy one of the famous Chincoteague ponies. She works hard to save up money and attends the annual auction held on Chincoteague Island in Virginia. What happens there? Does she get her pony? You'll have to read the book to find out! Jeffers' illustrations are beautiful. There seems to be a tinge of pink on every page. The best one is the full spread towards the end where pony and girl are eye to eye. No text on these pages because no words are needed. Look for this one in Picture Books under Jeffers.