Saturday, January 1, 2011
Circle C Beginning series Book Review
Author Susan K. Marlow, has written a prequel series entitled Circle C Beginnings. Last year, while serving on the TOS Homeschool Crew, I had the opportunity to review one of her other books in her Circle C Adventure series, entitled Trouble With Treasure. Earlier this year she sent me book one and book two in her Circle C Beginnings to review. Susan is a homeschool mom, freelance editor and teacher.
The girls and I jumped right in and began the first book, Andi's Pony Trouble. Andi wants a pony more than anything, but when she asks, her mother says that she is too young and that she must continue to ride Coco, the older pony the family owns. She's tired of riding Coco because Coco isn't able to trot like Andi wants him to. She spends several weeks trying to convince her family that she is resposible enough to take care of a new pony.
My middle girls are ages 5 and 7 and they enjoyed this series. Susan writes at a level that is easily understandable for children of these ages. When we got to the ending of the book, I quickly realized the character trait that Susan was trying to teach her young readers; contentment. Little Andi learned to be content with Coco because Coco was a good pony, faithful, well mannered and easy to handle for a six year old girl.