Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My Little Pony: Friends Forever, Vol. 3 by Christina Rice (Goodreads Author) (Writer), Ted Anderson (Writer), Barbara Randall Kesel (Writer), Tony Fleecs (Artist), Agnes Garbowska (Artist), Jay Fosgitt (Artist), Brenda Hickey (Artist), Amy Mebberson (Cover Artist)

Our family loves My Little Pony Friends Forever and Friendship is Magic! It is a wonderfully done show and comic series that is a joy to watch and read. I jumped at the chance to review Friends Forever Vol. 3 through NetGalley. I read it with our family's resident Brony, my youngest son. Here is the cover and the Goodreads blurb:

Four tales of friendship and fun! Contains stories involving Granny and the Flim Flam brothers, Fluttershy and Iron Will, Rainbow Dash and Wonderbolt Spitfire, and Pinkie Pie! Collects issues #9–12.

This trade paperback covers the stories from the Friends Forever issues 9 through 12. The first story was that of Granny Smith and the Apple family going to an Apple Convention where Granny runs into the Flim Flam Brothers and takes it upon herself to try to heal the rift that has formed between the brothers after they had both pursued the same filly. Granny Smith is adorable and hilarious. She always makes me laugh! Ian, our family's most serious Pony Fan, loved that you could find all kinds of ponies from Ponyville and other stories in the backgrounds of the comic pages at the convention. It was like Where's Waldo for him and I think it is a testament to how much attention to detail is paid to the backgrounds and settings. We also read about Spitfire from the Wonderbolts teaching little colts and fillies to fly. She learns that she needs to have patience and be humble as she teaches. She also learns that the gratitude of her students in the greatest reward. We met Iron Will, the minotaur who just wants to be accepted by the ponies. Fluttershy helps him find his place in Ponyville and she teaches the others that someone can still be a friend even if they are not the same as us. I highly recommend the My Little Pony comics and cartoon to all parents. Boys and girls can both enjoy the show and can be accepted by the MLP fandom.

You can click here to find My Little Pony: Friends Forever Volume 3 on Goodreads. You can also click here to find out more about IDW's My Little Pony Comics. My Little Pony Friendship is Magic can be found on Discovery Family (Formerly The Hub). I give this trade paperback 5 Fairies for an excellent book for families to share!

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