I’m a fan of any books for kids that I can enjoy along with my toddler. Being a fan of artists such as Magritte and Warhol I was stoked when I came across books of their art aimed at toddlers.
Having a now three year old girl, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a reality in my life. She has a Rainbow Dash hooded towel, about 5 mini ponies, two massive ponies, lots of DVDs, and they’ve all been gifts. Everyone knows that little girls love them so they’re like a standard gift, so I don’t think you can go wrong with this DVD if you’re planning on buying it for a little girl. My daughter is so hooked she watches crazy women on Youtube opening boxes full of My Little Pony “blind bags”, she’d do this for hours if I let her.
If it weren’t for my two-year-old daughter I wouldn’t volunteer to review any modern kids DVDs but alas here I am. Even the documentary Bronies couldn’t interest me (prior to the sprog). I am more of the school of live action (Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Lidsville, Adams Family, Pee Wee’s Playhouse), and apart from a few shows am not a huge fan of animated shows or movies.
I was the right age for the original series but I don’t have any recollection of watching it. I even brought an ex-rental of the original series and watched a bit and had no memories whatsoever. It looked terribly washed out and dated and didn’t hold my attention, or my kid’s at all. When I popped this on she was hooked the moment she heard the music.