My Little Pony: The Greenest Day (I Can Read Book 1)
Reviewed by Madison (age 4) and Hailey (age 2) Schlarman and Mom for Reader Views (04/09)
In this I Can Read book, “My Little Pony: The Greenest Day,” Cheerilee, Scootaloo, and Toola-Roola all learn the importance of listening to your friends and being green. The “My Little Pony” friends are excited that spring time has come and decide to make Ponyville sparkle! The friends have many ideas including how to reuse cans for flower pots, milk bottles for watering pots and left over paint to decorate them along with other items. They also have seeds to plant and ideas of where things should be planted. Toola-Roola gets upset when she is expressing her ideas but her friend is not listening. Scootaloo notices how upset Toola-Roola is and stops the festivities to see what is wrong. Cheerilee learns that listening to your friends’ ideas and input is an important part of friendship. All the friends learn to recycle and make their environment a beautiful place.
Madison & Hailey’s comments:
Madison: “It was great! My favorite part was the end because it was fun and everyone was happy. The ponies planted seeds and grew the flowers. I liked the pretty pictures and the pictures mommy pointed to and I said the words!
Hailey: “Pretty pony. Table,Table,Table. Flowers smell pretty.
“My Little Pony: The Greenest Day” was very enjoyable to read with both of my daughters. They loved the interaction and both were able to point out the pictures and insert the word while I was reading. My two-year-old took the book from me when we were done and looked at all the pictures over and over. I thought this book was very cute and interactive. It enabled me to discuss friendship and the importance of listening to others’ ideas, along with the importance of helping to replant our earth and recycle and reuse items. I do not feel the book passed the message of recycling along without my having to prompt them. They focused more on the ponies and why Toola-Roola was sad. Overall, I would suggest this book to parents with daughters ages 4 – 7 who are learning to read. The book was easy to read, interesting, flowed well and had pictures to help.