Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Alex De Campi
Illustrator: Carla Speed McNeil
Equestria is having their annual Super Chef competition and Pinkie Pie is determined to win it. She’s going to crush all competition and to make sure of it, she’s memorized every one of her delectable dessert recipes. Everyone is gathered to watch Pinkie Pie in her competition except Applejack, who is there at first to deliver a pie but ends up mistaken for another contestant. During the competition, Pinkie Pie and Applejack discover that one of the other contestants wants to win in order to reopen a restaurant that brought Dodge City citizens so much joy. Pinkie Pie and Applejack are determined to help her win, but in the process learn that winning isn’t everything.
It is so fun to read about Pinkie Pie! She brings joy to a stressful competition and makes everyone just want to have fun. Applejack also adds her fun talent (her apple pies are the best in Equestria). The moral of the story is a great reminder about what is really important. Anyone who loves “My Little Ponies” will enjoy these comic strip style books. The illustrations look just like the TV show and are bright and well done. In the “My Little Pony” world there is always a great lesson to be learned about loving who you are and the power of friendship. This book is one in a series of comic strip books. They are a fun addition to any library, especially to interest reluctant readers.