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PONY SCOUTS: REALLY RIDING (I Can Read, Level 2)

Author: Catherine Hapka

Illustrator: Anne Kennedy

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, ©2009

Material: hard cover

Summary: Today is a special day for the Pony Scouts! It is time for Meg and Annie’s first-ever riding lesson followed by a sleepover. Their day ends with a fun surprise when a colt is born! This is an easy-reader book for emergent (1st grade) readers.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, learning to read, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 10

Interest Level: 5 to 8

Age of Child: Read with and by a 5-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: My daughter picked this book because of the girls sitting on horses on the cover. She liked that the story was easy to read and easy to understand. She said that riding would be something fun to do with her friends. She liked the colt being born at the end, adding that it was a fun way to end the book.

Adult Reader Reaction: I liked the easy way it talked about riding horses and having friends to share things with. It even had a page in the back with some horse terms listed with their definitions.

Pros: This is a fun girl story that would be great to share with two friends learning to read.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. Like many easy readers, this is an enjoyable story, but it is better picked up at your library than purchased. If your daughter and her friends are into horses, it could make a fun purchase for both girls to share.

If You Liked This Book, Try: EMMA DILEMMA, THE NANNY, AND THE BEST HORSE EVER   ANNIE: THE MYSTERIOUS MORGAN HORSE   SHADOW: THE CURIOUS MORGAN HORSE

Educational Themes: With a glossary in the back, kids can learn about horses, but also book content and structure. This would be a good selection for girls learning to read to partner read (read aloud to each other).

Notes: A Reading Tub® volunteer submitted this review. S/He borrowed the book from the local library.

Literary Categories: Fiction - animal stories, easy reader

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2009, February 2014

Other Reviews: No Critics Reviews or reader feedback found at the time of this review.




                 

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