Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Perfect Time for Pandas by Mary Pope Osborne

I've always admired Ms. Osborne's books.  She offers interesting stories featuring her two young time travelers and their adventures.  Each story has a non-fiction side to it.  You hardly notice she's stuffing you with facts as you follow Jack and Annie on their adventure.  It's a very nice touch.

Random House sent me a copy of this book and the non-fiction companion book for review (thank you).  They've been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Jack and Annie get another odd clue that they must travel to China to solve.  Once they get there, they find themselves in an earthquake and end up rescuing pandas at the reserve.  If they are so busy doing this, when will they find the answer to their clue?

The non-fiction companion book is written by both Ms. Osborne and her sister.  It's full of fast facts about pandas and is done in a form that is fun to read.

These books would work great for home schooling or a day care center.  They are written for ages 6-10.  Here's a good way to share information in an interesting form.  Your reader may even have more questions that you can look up online or at the library.  You'll both learn something from reading this series.  I know I have.

Happy reading.


Shan said...

Sounds like a delightful read. Does the non-fiction book somehow clarifying stuff in the story? Just wondering.

Journey of a Bookseller said...

The non-fiction books give you more information on the facts brought up in the story. It also has nature pictures rather than illustrations.