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  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761042492
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.00

Sophia the Show Pony




Kate Waterhouse’s first children’s book is a beautiful and timeless rhyming story about a pony who learns to believe in herself.

Sophia is a show pony who loves fashion, but she also dreams of winning races. Can she find a way to be both fashionable and fast?

From Australian racing royalty, journalist and media personality Kate Waterhouse, and illustrator and creative influencer Sally Spratt, comes an empowering story that will delight and enchant young readers.

  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761042492
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.00

About the authors

Kate Waterhouse

Kate is the director and founder of katewaterhouse.com, a go-to fashion destination in Australia, with Kate reporting on fashion, trends, beauty and lifestyle as well as featuring candid celebrity interviews. She is also a journalist, media personality, television presenter, radio talent, children’s author and dedicated mum of two girls.

Since 2018, Kate has been a fashion and colour reporter for Channel 7 Racing for both Sydney and Melbourne racing carnivals, where she reports on trackside fashion and interviews the biggest celebrities and sporting identities.

Hailing from Australian racing royalty, Kate Waterhouse has grown up in the media spotlight. She is the daughter of leading thoroughbred trainer Gai Waterhouse and leading bookmaker Rob Waterhouse and her grandfathers are racing legends Tommy “TJ” Smith and Bill Waterhouse.

Kate is married to former professional rugby league footballer Luke Ricketson and the couple share two daughters Sophia, seven, and Grace, five. Sophia the Show Pony is Kate’s first book.

Sally Spratt

The saying goes that if you do what you love you’ll never have to work a day in your life. For artist Sally Spratt, it has been a case of draw what you love – with her passion for illustration flourishing into a beautiful career.

Sally is the creative behind The Lust List, a collection of illustrations that has become as luxurious and aspirational as the products that inspired its beginnings. The Lust List began in 2013 as an Instagram account that Sally created to share lifelike drawings of things, she coveted but couldn’t have, from glamorous shoes and must-have handbags to runway fashion, cult beauty products and sparkling jewels. Now, with over 120k followers, Sally has become one of Australia’s most in-demand illustrators and creative influencers.
Sally’s work is rich in detail, colour and playfulness and has adorned everything from full-scale murals to custom packaging on beauty products. She has also illustrated items including yoga mats, shower caps, tote bags, notebooks, postcards, larger-than-life cut-outs, coffee cups as well as creating stop-motion style animations using her drawings.
Sophia the Show Pony is Sally’s first children’s book.

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Kate Waterhouse reads Sophia the Show Pony

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