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Isla and Pickle: The Pony Party

Kate McLelland


Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 24 pages colour illustrations 230 x 240 mm ISBN: 9781782505914 Publication date: 20th June 2019
Genre: Animals Ideal for ages: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Isla and Pickle series
Isla and her best friend Pickle, an adorable miniature Shetland pony, are invited to a pony party.
But first they need riding lessons!
Will the best friends learn to ride in time?

A new adventure about a lively little girl and her loveable Shetland pony who live on a Scottish island.


'This is a lovely, brightly-colourful book, filled with things that pre-schoolers (ours anyway) can't resist, like party hats, balloons and beautiful cakes, plus adorable characters and plenty of gentle humour. The strength of Isla and Pickle's special friendship shines from every page.
Our copy was missing when I went to write this, and had to be fished out from its hiding place under a sleeping small person's pillow -- in this house, that's the best review a book can get!'
-- Roaring Reads

Praise for the Isla and Pickle series:

'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 humour and you are bound to fall in love with little Pickle and his loyal friend Isla. We love it!'
-- BookBairn, book blogger

'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, book blogger

Isla and Pickle: The Pony Party


Kate McLelland is an accomplished illustrator and printmaker. She trained in illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She is the illustrator of bestselling picture book There Was A Wee Lassie Who Swallowed A Midgie and the much-loved My First Scottish board book series, which includes…

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