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Isla and Pickle

The Pony Party

Kate McLelland

24 pp.  
9 1/2" x 9"

Floris Books


Available:  September 2019


One morning, Isla and her best friend Pickle—an adorable miniature Shetland pony—receive an exciting invitation. Isla's friend Rosie is having a Pony Party on the beach for her birthday. There's just one problem. Isla hasn't learned to ride yet!

Dad asks Farmer Jess to give Isla some riding lessons, but learning to ride Pickle the pony turns out to be trickier than she thought. They practice hard all week, but on the day of the party, can Isla stay in the saddle and keep cheeky Pickle out of trouble?

Wee ones will giggle their way through Isla and Pickle's light-hearted adventures in this third book about a feisty little girl and her lovable Shetland pony who live on a Scottish island.

The illustrator of There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie—Kate McLelland—brings the lovable pair to life in bright, humorous illustrations.

(Ages 2–5 years)

  • “Upbeat, cheerful, and just right for those who enjoy a good pony story (or dream of having a horse of their own). Colorful illustrations with plenty of background detail show little Pickle to be the kind of slightly mischievous pony that would make a good pal. Isla, meanwhile, decked out in a cable-knit sweater and plaid boots, is just determined and resourceful enough to deserve him.” —Randall Enos, Booklist

    “This is a delightful story about friendship and enjoying life—messy or not! The illustrations are delightful and packed full of humor and you are bound to fall in love with little Pickle and his loyal friend Isla. We love it!” —BookBairn

    “Kate McLelland's bright and funny illustrations make this book instantly appealing.... A perfect book for fans of horses and ponies that is sweet and full of fun.” —Acorn Books

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  • Isla and Pickle : The Highland Show

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