Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Book Review: My Little Pony: Under the Sparking Sea by May Jane Begin

By: Mary Jane Begin
Published by: Little Brown
Released on: April 23rd, 2013
Source: book from publisher to review
4 Stars: We Enjoyed It!
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When Twilight Sparkle receives an invitation to visit the underwater city of Aquastria, she invites all her pony friends and Spike to travel with her. The ponies are welcomed by the ruler of Aquastria, King Leo, who sits on the Cosmic Council alongside his cousin, Princess Celestia. There is a long-held rivalry between the seaponies and the mermares. The two groups compete each year in a race for the grand prize, which is a beautiful pearl. Join the ponies and Spike as they confront danger, make new friends and race to the finish in this shimmering new world! This gorgeous illustrated picture book features a brand-new My Little Pony underwater adventure, and includes an exclusive art poster!

What a fabulous book for fans of My Little Pony. Perfect for fans who grew up as My Little Pony fans, and even more fitting for the new fans, Under the Sparking Sea is one exciting under sea adventure. When the Ponys receive an invitation from their cousin, the King Leo, who's ruler of Aquastria, to join him for the Annual Aquastria Races, Twilight Sparkle can't wait to go. 

Having grown up a My Little Pony fan, I loved that this story took place under the Ocean with the Pony's cousins. Staying true to all My Little Pony stories, there's a great message about helping others and friendship in this book. My little girl was so excited about this book. Not only is the story good, but the illustrations are amazing. As in BEAUTIFUL! I've not been a big fan of the "newer" My Little Pony look, but Mary Jane Begin made me love the way she illustrated the ponies in this book. 

This exciting Undersea My Little Pony adventure is a must read for fans of My Little Pony. There's even a poster included (in the back of the book). I will say I don't think those 5 and under would enjoy it as much as those who are a little bit older. I think the story might be a little too long for some to sit that long, though they may love the illustrations. 

Recently I had the privilege of being apart of Little Brown's blog tour for May Jane Begin's newest release. You can see how Mary Jane does them here.  
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