This book comes out April 1st, 2017
This book brought me back to my childhood, and I really enjoyed going through this trip. I’ve been a fan of My Little Pony since it began, and I hadn’t really looked at it and thought about how it started. This book really did capture the magic I had from my childhood. I thought the book was well written and had the respect for the subject written. Overall I really enjoyed reading this and would recommend this to fans of the My Little Pony franchise.
5 out of 5 stars
This first comprehensive study of My Little Pony explores the history and cultural significance of the franchise through Season 5 of Friendship Is Magic and the first three Equestria Girls films. The brand has continued to be on the receiving end of a sexist double standard regarding commercialism in children’s entertainment, while masculine cartoons such as the Transformers have been spared similar criticism. The high-profile fans known as Bronies are also discussed, covering the media’s problematic reaction to them and the Bronies’ response when the My Little Pony cartoons didn’t conform to their expectations.