Beaton, Kate. The Princess and the Pony. 2015. 40p. Arthur A. Levine, Scholastic. $17.99 (978-0545637084). Pre-K- Gr.1.
Princess Pinecone is a warrior who desires a big, strong horse to lead into battle. What she gets instead is a small, round pony. When the battle day arrives, Pinecone finds a way to still be a warrior and appreciate the benefits of her birthday gift.