The Terry Treetop Collection

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This a collection of Terry Treetop books and the Abigail series.

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It includes:
TERRY TREETOP: Finds New Friends
TERRY TREETOP: Where Is My Home?
TERRY TREETOP: Saves The Dolphin
TERRY TREETOP: The Little Bear



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The Jungle Adventure
The Sahara
The North Pole Adventure
The Island Adventure

I have reviewed every book from this collection on my blog so take a look at my past reviews and future reviews to see how good this collection truly is.



I was given a free copy to review.

Moey’s Big Back Yard

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Rochelle Lazauskas (author)
Teresa Amehana Garcia (illustrator)

Moey, or Moe, is the author’s dog. Reading the books forward will make you cry. Be ready!

Moe must have been a great dog and thanks to this book, we get to spend one afternoon with Moe and all his friends. Moe had a lot of friends…I mean a lot! In fact almost a zoo full of friends. I was going to name them all but you’re going to have to just buy the book and find out for yourself.

This book is put together perfectly for reading aloud to a child or a group of kids. By kids, I don’t mean baby goats but I think baby goats would like the book, too. The fonts are large so it’s great because as you’re reading it, the children can read along. All the illustrations are also large and easy to see if a child, or group of children, reads along with you.

I believe this is Rochelle Lazauskas first book. Well done!

I was given the book free to review.


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Author & illustrator: Jason Bessler

I was a little tired when I picked up Jason’s book, Witch’s Mess, to review. I planned to just take a quick look through the book and read it later.

Well, I could not put this book down. It is amazing! The artwork alone will leave you breathless. In fact, although the story is great, your money would be well spent if there were no words at all, just the artwork to look at and I know you will want to look at the artwork over and over.


If you ever saw the TV show or play The Odd Couple, you’ll understand poor Broom’s frustration. I believe the story is one of true friendship and the importance of thinking of others feelings and concerns.



At the time of this review, the book can only be purchased on the author’s website. If I were you I would do that NOW!

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Becky Benishek (Author)

‎ Kelly Cline (Illustrator)


Dr. Guinea Pig George is a book about a doctor who owns a guinea pig. It just so happens the Guinea Pig and the doctor are both named George. When I review a children’s book I always read it with the mind of a child stuck in this old body.

I am only one person so my reviews are my opinion only. I am sure others feel differently. I found the book a bit confusing. I mean the story was good and fun. Just thought a really young person because both characters had the same name Could be confused.  I also would have liked the illustrations to be more colorful. The art was very nice and got the point across. I just think children enjoy more colors. At least I do.


Am I saying it’s not worth your money? No way. The whole idea of a pig helping a doctor is funny. Heck, I live in Redding, California where the doctors are so bad I wish I had George the guinea pig to go see.

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Author: Tali Carmi
Illustrated by: Mindy Liang

Terry still loves climbing trees. His dad built a tree house for him so he sets out to find some friends to play in the tree house with him.

You’ll meet Betty the bee, Shelly the sheep, Cherry the chicken, Kelly the cow, and Kitty.

It’s a story that is a little sad but also joyful. Once again the illustrations are fun and colorful. I like Terry 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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