Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Penny & Rio Review & Giveaway

 Penny & Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting is a chapter book for young children. The short chapters are perfect for small children to stay focused while learning to read. The illustrations are very colorful and catch kids eyes and allow you to really envision what is going on in this book.

In this story kids meet two lovable dogs that have very different personalities. Penny is energetic and curious about everything around her while Rio just wants to take a nap. Penny soon discovers an owl, groundhog, squirrel, and a cat are up to something so she hatches  a plan to spy on their conversations. After learing what they are up to Penny comes up with a plan to stop them from causing trouble. Will she succeed and will Rio help her sister?

Aaron and I read this a chapter at a time each night before bed. He tells me that Penny is actually Isabelle (his lab). Aaron is not quite where he is reading yet but I can see this being a great book for years to come as he starts learning. I love that the book has some mystery but is very kid friendly with no violence or anything.

You can learn more about the author, Jennifer Swanson here as well as information on the true Penny and Rio. This book was also selected for inclusion in the Children's Book Council 2009 Awards.You can buy the Penny and Rio books by going here.

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