Fritz was not beautiful. He didn t have a braided mane or a glossy coat. He couldn t prance with long, graceful strides like the elegant horses who carried lords and lovely ladies to the city a city that allowed only the most beautiful horses within its walls. The citizens laughed at the short-legged pony s attempts to be like their own horses. But Fritz was dependable and hard-working. He proved to the citizens that there are things more important than being beautiful. He earned a special place for himself in the walled city just as he ll earn a special place in every reader s heart. Jan Brett s full-color artwork sparkles in intricate detail across every page of this exceptional picture book about Fritz, a sure-footed pony who finally gets the chance to shine in his own best way."