A Pony in Need (Charming Ponies)
Lois Szymanski
HarperFestival (2008)
ISBN 9780061288739
Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 7.5) for Reader Views (11/08)

This is the second book by this author that I have read. She is a very skillful writer. This is another very good book about ponies, quite different from the first one I read. Even if you don’t like ponies, I think you will like it a lot.

My favorite part of this book is when the main characters, Matt and Holly, find a Pinto stuck in the frozen ice of a pond. These two friends, along with some nice firemen help the pony they named “Icy” get better.

Later in the book, Matt had a great idea to help Icy. She was having a hard time standing and looked really sad. He told Mr. Donald and Mr. A.C., the firemen, of his idea. They thought it was a great idea! It worked and Icy was feeling better and she was also getting fat.

The end of “A Pony in Need” by Lois Szymanski has a very happy ending – you will want to read this to find out what happens.

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