If you are familiar with Circle C Adventures by Kregel Publications, then you are no stranger to Andrea "Andi" Carter. While the Circle C Adventures are for readers ages 9 - 14, the books in the new Circle C Beginnings are for readers from age 6 to age 8. They are completely new stories about 6-year-old Andi, her horse, and her family and friends on the Circle C Ranch in 1874. The books have fun illustrations and easy-to-read text -- for kids who are ready for their first chapter books.
Title: Andi's Pony Trouble
The Queen's Assessment:
We LOVED Andi's Pony Trouble. I was afraid that the prince would not want to read a story about a girl. Reading is generally not his favorite thing to do anyway. Add in that the main character is a girl, and I was prepared for battle.
It was easier than I thought. As soon as the prince found out that a ranch was involved, he was game. He still didn't want to read the whole chapter by himself, so we team read -- he'd read the even-numbered pages and I'd read the odd-numbered pages. This worked especially well for him when he had a page with an illustration instead of words!
The story was engaging, and we wanted to know "what happens next." The illustrations were delightful. The princess was playing nearby as we read. One day, she noticed that I had printouts from the Andy and Taffy website on my desk. She would color for a long time while we read. The prince enjoyed coloring as well, but he had to wait until we were done reading.
|These pictures are from a book other than the one we reviewed.|
However, they give a representation of the great illustrations in these books.
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