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Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach

Illustrated by Alison Lester

About The Book

It’s beach time for a playful pony and her friends in this lighthearted celebration of friendship and loyalty from the author of Noni the Pony, which The New York Times called “an unabashedly sweet and simple tale about a happy pony…related in laid-back couplets that work perfectly for young children.”

Noni the Pony and her friends are off to the beach! Their playful day is going swimmingly—until Dave Dog follows a whale a bit too far out to sea. Luckily, Noni is there to rescue the poor pup and bring him back to safety…and back to the fun!

About The Author

Photograph courtesy of the author

Alison Lester has written and illustrated numerous children’s books. She has won many awards in her native Australia, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book Award, and in 2011 she was named the Australian Children’s Laureate. Over her career she has produced such picture book classics as the Clive Eats Alligators series, the Noni the Pony series, Magic BeachImagine, and My Farm, and has written novels including The Quicksand Pony and the Bonnie and Sam series. Visit her at AlisonLester.com.

About The Illustrator

Photograph courtesy of the author

Alison Lester has written and illustrated numerous children’s books. She has won many awards in her native Australia, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book Award, and in 2011 she was named the Australian Children’s Laureate. Over her career she has produced such picture book classics as the Clive Eats Alligators series, the Noni the Pony series, Magic BeachImagine, and My Farm, and has written novels including The Quicksand Pony and the Bonnie and Sam series. Visit her at AlisonLester.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books (June 30, 2015)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481446259
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD690L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

PreS–Another lovely rhyming book for preschoolers about Noni and her friends, Dave the Dog, Coco the Cat, and the “ladies next door”(cows), who go to the beach for a day of frolicking and splashing. Simple, happy illustrations depict the friends’ day, against a backdrop of pale turquoise sea, sandy beige beaches, and the rosy pink of a sunset once the friends turn homewards. VERDICT A perfect blend of text and pictures makes this an outstanding offering for the youngest crowd.

– School Library Journal *STARRED REVIEW*, October 1, 2015

Awards and Honors

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle

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