Since my experience with the wonderful Kate Beaton’s work is limited to the chain-smoking, foul-mouthed Wonder Woman of Hark, A Vagrant, when I first received an email about her new picture book for children, my first response was, “A children’s book?”
I should have known better because The Princess and the Pony is equal parts adorable and funny, and still very Beaton, especially given that the Pony is a character from Hark, A Vagrant. It’s about a warrior princess who is given sweaters as gifts instead of warrior things and given the Pony who farts instead of a war-horse.
I read it out loud to all of my nearly-adult kids and we all loved it, and then spent time looking for all the fun hidden in the artwork.
Now here’s a chance for GeekMom readers to win a The Princess and the Pony Gift Pack.
SMALL, FAT, AND MIGHTY prize pack
One (1) winner receives:
· A copy of The Princess and the Pony;
· $50 Visa gift card;
· Plus a Kate Beaton-designed Pony t-shirt and “Small Fat and Mighty” coffee mug.
Giveaway open to U.S. addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Scholastic.
Just enter the giveaway widget below the video trailer for the book.
Kate Beaton is the author of Hark! A Vagrant, her #1 New York Times bestselling collection of comics which began as a webcomic in 2007. The Princess and the Pony is her first picture book. She is the recipient of multiple Harvey awards, and her work has been featured in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Best American Comics Anthology. Kate lives in Toronto, and you can find her online at www.beatontown.com and on Twitter as @beatonna.
38 thoughts on “"The Princess and the Pony"–Kate Beaton's Adorable Children's Book Giveaway”
I’ve actually never heard of Kate but would love to start reading her books, especially with my fart obsessed duo of daughters! 🙂
This book looks awesome! I’d love to add this to my daughter’s collection!
I love Hark! A Vagrant! I bet my daughter would love this. I’ve always thought the funniest characters of hers were the female superhero team. Marie Curie was pretty good too.
This is a new author to me, but it looks hilarious! I have princess (and pony, and well dirt) obsessed girls, 3 so far, and reading is our fav. thing to do!
Haven’t read any of her stuff. But a farting pony? Sounds like something my son would love.
The farting pony seems amusing so I am gonna say that would be the favorite at our house if we get to read her books.
Sounds like something both my son and daughter would love! I’ve already gotten many good book recs from GeekMom, so I will need to get my hands on this!
Kate Beaton is rad. I am totally buying this book, and maybe I’ll let my kids read it, too. 🙂
the pony looks awesome
I have not read any of her books. Sounds like a fun book
I don’t think I’ve ever read any of Kate Beaton’s books, but this one looks so cute and awesome! I would love to win this and share it with my 3 year old god daughter! She loves when I read to her! Thank you for the opportunity 🙂
I’m not familiar with Kate Beaton so I don’t have a favorite character but would love to try one of her books!
Kate Beaton’s fat pony is my favorite character for sure.
I haven’t read her before but after reading the reviews I would say the black prince from one of her other books
The funny pony is my very favorite character!!
I haven’t read her book yet, the pony is too cute, love this character!
I love the fat pony!!
I have never heard of her books but the fat pony looks like a cute character
I haven’t read her books yet, but clearly the fat little pony is adorable.
I haven’t heard of Kate Beaton before now so I don’t have a favorite character.
I am not familiar with her books but the pony looks cute
I’ve never read her books so I don’t have a favorite character.
The princess looks cute!
I don’t have a favorite because I am not familiar with her work..yet but the pony seems like a fun likable character.
I Like the Pony.
I love the HUNKS! I also liked the 80’s business women ^_^
I love the pony!!
Fat Pony is my favorite!
I’m not really familiar with her books but the pony looks pretty cute
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I like Fat Pony!
The pony is probably my favorite.
I like the pony
Fat Pony is my favorite .
I’m new to her work but that Fat Pony is SUPER cute!
I like Fat Pony!
What an adorable book. I know my nieces would absolutely love this. I love Princess Pinecone!
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