Introducing Noni, the friendliest, funniest, and friskiest pony you'll ever meet When she's not racing and chasing with her best pals Dave Dog and Coco the Cat, she's busy making sure they feel cozy and loved. Read more...
Introducing Noni, the friendliest, funniest, and friskiest pony you'll ever meet When she's not racing and chasing with her best pals Dave Dog and Coco the Cat, she's busy making sure they feel cozy and loved. Because Noni isn't just heaps of fun--she's a great friend, too.
With its jaunty rhyme and bright, bold illustrations, this delightful picture book is sure to capture the imaginations and hearts of readers of all ages.
- ISBN-13: 9781442459595
- ISBN-10: 144245959X
- Publisher: Beach Lane Books
- Publish Date: October 2012
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 2-5
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 10.4 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-09-24
- Reviewer: Staff
It’s the most adorable title to come down the pike in a long time—and it delivers on every page, even if it’s little more than a catalogue of the eponymous character’s sunny niceness. Noni, a plump, orange-dappled darling, is “Gentle and kind,/ and never lets anyone get left behind.” Her days are filled with frolicking, but if she gets spooked at night (“When the leaves rustle and sigh in the breeze,/ Noni thinks monsters are shaking the trees”) she has best buddies Dave Dog and Coco the Cat to provide emergency snuggle assistance. Fans of Lester (Running with the Horses) know that she’s an expert horse portraitist, but she opts for a radically streamlined approach in this outing, rendering Noni and her friends as a simple, toylike shapes with just enough details to reveal a cheerful, openhearted character: eager round eyes, a sweet little smile, and—in Noni’s case—a wavy mane and tail. There’s not a whisper of dramatic tension or narrative arc, but no matter: it’s a safe bet that readers will follow her anywhere. Ages 2–5. (Oct.)