Andi’s Pony Trouble is the first of 4 books we received from Susan Marlow’s Circle C Beginnings series. The series is appropriate for ages 6-8 although my 5 year old has been fine reading them- and enjoying them immensely. This book introduces us to Andi, a little girl who lives in the 1800’s, out in the Wild West- she is “stuck” riding Coco, a pokey old pony, while she’s dreaming and hoping beyond hope to have a horse of her very own. To her disappointment, no one in her family thinks she is old enough to care for a horse of her own.
Each chapter is a few pages long, and there are beautiful pencil illustrations throughout the book. There ‘s a “new words” list at the front of the book so kids can see what new words might mean they haven’t come across before.
Kids can easily relate to Andi, being teased by her older brothers and sister, while waiting for her 6th birthday to arrive…having to do chores, forgetting to do chores…they can very easily imagine themselves getting into the mishaps and adventures Andi does.
The Circle C Beginnings series are Christian fiction- which is something I really like. The books reflect Christian values- which means there is an underlying positive message about hard work and family values that I like being reinforced. When I say Christian fiction I don’t mean that there are biblical references nor that this is a biblical book- but in my experience many “young” chapter books have lessons and values I do NOT want reinforced (like the main character calling people and things stupid all the time) and this series doesn’t have that component. This is definitely
There are already new Andi books out that my girl has been asking for almost daily!! We will be sharing each of the first 4 books in the series over the next 4 weeks including giveaways so stay tuned!!
You can purchase any of the Circle C Beginnings books at Amazon.com, kregel.com or other Christian sellers online. They retail about $4.99 each. Well worth the price and I definitely recommend them.
There are lots of fun activities and coloring pages on www.andiandtaffy.com for you and your kids to enjoy- some of which you can download for free: Activities and Coloring Pages for Andi’s Pony Trouble. There are some wonderful educational activities for homeschoolers or just for fun!
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