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.