Andy and Spirit Go To the Fair by Mary Jean Kelso
(Andy and the Albino Horse series)
An encouraging book about a boy who has challenges but still wants to participate in the horse activities at the Fair. It shows that even if something seems impossible, if we will push past our comfort zone and stretch our limitations, great things can be accomplished. Other books in the series include Andy and the Albino Horse and Andy and Spirit in the Big Rescue.
by Cynthia Reeg
(Pet Parade Grammar series)
Nonsensical holidays help children learn about nouns and adjectives. The adjectives are all in red and the nouns are in blue. The illustrations are very colorful. There are also a few noun and adjective activities at the end. I prefer teaching children with real information so this book was not on my favorites list. But the book does have a lot of color and life.
The Sum of Our Parts:No Bones About It...
by Bill Kirk
A silly poem throughout the book helps readers learn the bones in the body. The "Factoids" add further information to the lessons. There are plenty of illustrations throughout although I did feel the skull drawings erred on the side of creepy.
Rainbow Sheep by Kim Chatel
Fiber art illustrations are plentiful in this story about a little shepherdess. After tickling the rain clouds away, Genevieve met a sad rainbow. Turns out the rainbow was bored. But Genevieve was able to show the rainbow that life is never boring if you just have a little imagination. This made the rainbow so happy it cried tears of joy which fell on the sheep and turned them from dingy white to the colors of the rainbow. There are lessons on felting at the end of the book.
Maybe We Are Flamingos by Safari Sue Thuzman
(Safari Sue series)
Even children deal with feeling insecure at times. And this book can help them realize that just because they are unique does not mean they don't belong. It also teaches the lesson that things aren't always as they seem and sometimes we just need to be patient. The illustrations are really bright and fun.
Of the 5 ebooks I reviewed I thought that Andy and Spirit Go To the Fair and Maybe We Are Flamingos had good lessons for children and were worth reading. I would recommend purchasing a printed copy to receive the full benefit of the books.
Prices (before shipping)
Printed Books $10.95
PDF Ebook Download $5.00
Ebook CD $9.95
Some are even available as a DVD Book Video $9.95
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Disclosure:This product was provided to our family for free as members of the 2009-2010 Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew. No further compensation was received. Reviews and opinions expressed in this blog are my own.