JAN. 26, 2011 -- Laura Numeroff, best-selling author of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best books will be in St. Louis on Friday, Feb. 25, to discuss her latest picture book "Ponyella."
Numeroff will appear at 7 p.m. at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., as part of the library's Reading Garden Event Series. The event is free and books will be available for purchase from Pudd'nHead Books.
Numeroff's new book, "Ponyella," is a playful rendition of Cinderella with an original twist. Which pony does the diamond horseshoe fit? Ponyella longs to show Princess Penelope her fabulous leaps and jumps at the Tippington 25th Annual Grand Royal Pony Championship. But Plumpkin and Bun Bun, the mean ponies she shares a farm with, say that Ponyella's farm chores make her too dirty to be a champion.
With a little help from Ponyella's "fairy godmare," her coat becomes marshmallow white once again, and her mane silky and beautiful. It's love at first sight for Princess Penelope and Ponyella — but what will happen when the magic runs out at noon?
Laura Numeroff is the widely popular author of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and its companion titles, which have become the favorites not only of parents, but of teachers who love the books' visual elements and storylines. Numeroff's other popular titles, "What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best" and "What Grandpas Do Best/What Grandmas Do Best," are loving tributes to activities shared with adults.
Source: St. Louis County Library news release