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I was given a copy of the book to review.

Author: K. Meador
Illustrator: Ara Grace Banks

This is a story about a princess, a dragon….no, two dragons, a grandfather, his granddaughter, a town in a fairytale land, a dog named Zoey, and lots and lots of apples. But most of all, it’s a story about learning the importance of sharing. Follow Alexia as she goes on an adventure to find the dragon and along the way, learn the lesson of the importance of sharing.


This is yet another adventure for Terry Treetop. As always, Tali Carmi has given us a fun story with amazing illustrations that are full of colorful and cute characters. Let me say Terry’s parents need to keep a better eye on their boy. 🙂

In this adventure, you’ll meet an unnamed butterfly, Robby the rabbit, Bono the beaver, Freddy the fawn, his mom who should probably stay hidden because Freddy looks a lot like Bambi and finally, Suzanne the squirrel.

Terry wonders off following a butterfly and the adventure begins.
I don’t want to give away the whole story so let’s just say this is why I don’t eat anything away from home.

I am enjoying reading about Terry’s adventures and I think you will, too.

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Gertrude and Toby Save the Gingerbread Man

Author: Shari Tharp

Illustrator: Jim Heath

“Are you thinking what I’m thinking?”

“Behhh! No.”

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In the Gertrude and Toby series, I am starting to like Toby the best. There is something about him that makes me smile.

In fact, I just named myself president of the Toby Fan Club. I see t-shirts, buttons, and conventions. Let me know if you want to join?

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Just don’t tell Shari or Jim.

Gertrude and Toby are at it again. This time the adventure takes place on a Saturday. Why Saturday? Well, you’re just going to have to read this great book from Shari Tharp and wonderful artwork by Jim Heath.

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In this adventure, you’ll meet the wicked witch, Hansel, Gretel, a flying carpet, a really, really big man who lives on top of a very large vine, and of course, our happy gingerbread man.

It’s a great story that’s going to keep you on the edge of your seat wondering how the gingerbread man is going to be rescued from the really big man. Hope you enjoy reading about Gertrude and Toby’s adventures as much as I do.

P.S. I found out this week that a tortoise is in the turtle family. So, it’s ok to call Toby a turtle, plus it’s easier to spell!



Author: Shari Tharp

Artist: Jim Heath

Gertrude and Toby’s Friday Adventure

Author: Shari Tharp
Illustrator: Jim Heath

I decided to just tell you everything about the book so you don’t have to buy it. Just kidding! I am always kidding, I am a kidder. See what I did there.? The main character in the book is Gertrude, a baby goat, and a baby goat is called a kid. How clever of me!

I love to read books about adventures and just let my mind take me on a journey with the characters. Even though this is a picture book, there is enough of a story to let your mind go on the journey with Gertrude and Toby. Toby is Gertrude’s best friend. Not like Facebook friends but real friends.


They both love Fridays best because that’s when farmer Sam leaves the farm so Gertrude and Toby can go on Friday adventures. This adventure is so much fun. Even though they are just trying to find the market, you get to meet some amazing folks along the way. , folks I am sure you already know. I love how the author blended fairytales we all know into Gertrude and Toby’s adventure. I also love the illustrations. The facial expressions are priceless and make sure you don’t just skim through the artwork or you’ll miss all the other little critters who pop in and out. I loved this book and am looking forward to the next adventure.


P.S. I am so glad Gertrude didn’t eat the apple.

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