Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Dogs in the Dead of Night by Mary Pope Osborne
The Magic Treehouse series has always been special but I sure like the fact that they have added a Fact Tracker companion book. Now children can read a really good fiction story and check out the non-fiction side of the story too.
Random House Children's Books published these two books in August, so you should be able to buy them at your local bookstore now. Thanks for the chance to review them!
Jack and Annie go out on a new mission and find themselves in the Swiss Alps. If that isn't strange enough, they also find themselves caught in an avalanche!
This is the 46th book in the series and follows the same general theme. The two children are sent on a quest in a new country, perhaps in another time period, and they have to be smart and inventive to stay live and get back home.
The Fact Tracker book is #24 in that series. By letting your child read the fiction story first and get caught up in the story of St. Bernards, it's a natural lead to read about other rescue or service dogs. In fact, it may make them want to re-read some old classic dog stories. Any book that encourages children to read more is a good one in my opinion.
Check them out, I bet you'll buy them.