Title: My Little Pony: Under the Sparkling Sea
Author: Mary Jane Begin
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May Contain Spoilers
I wasn’t feeling well earlier this week, so I wasn’t in the mood to read a book with lots of words. One that demanded a lot of attention. So I picked up My Little Pony: Under The Sparkling Sea because, well, it’s My Little Pony! And I thought the bright, vivid illustrations would cheer me up. They did!
Twilight Sparkle and the pony gang are invited to the Annual Aquastria Race by King Leo. While some of the ponies have to be convinced that a good time will be had by all, they all worry about how they can attend. Aquastria is located under the water! Twilight Sparkle quickly reassures them that her magic will overcome all obstacles, like the ability to breathe under water, and soon they are on their way. They meet many new friends, and are awed by the seaponies’ beautiful city. They even rescue a few of their new friends!
I wasn’t totally wowed by the story, but the artwork is stunning. Colorful and detailed, Mary Jane Begin’s illustrations capture the magic and wonderful of Aquastria. I don’t know much about the My Little Pony characters, other what my niece has excitedly shared when she is on a MLP geek-out, but each of them has a unique, appealing design that incorporates their trademark flowing manes and chunky legs. Each of them is a distinctive splash of color throughout the book.
While the story isn’t a total dog, it falters in comparison to the lovely, vibrant artwork. Still, this lovely rendered picture book will appeal to My Little Pony’s many fans.
Review copy provided by publisher