Sunday, February 7, 2016
Blue Ribbon Trail Ride (Review)
This review is for the book "Blue Ribbon Trail Ride" by Miralee Ferrell. This is book four in her Horses and Friends series. This series is written for young kids but I really enjoyed it! In this particular book, Kate wants to raise money for her autistic brother to go to camp. Her friends join in and they all decide to create a horse scavenger hunt to raise money. The planning and preparing is going great, until Kate's mom's antique jewelry box disappears - holding ALL the scavenger hunt money! The kids are officially on a search to find the thief.
I loved many things about this book. First of all, I loved that it was an easy read but it also has some very challenging vocabulary. I actually passed this book to my 6-year old daughter to read when I was done with it. It is great for building vocabulary and reading in context. Also, I loved that you can read this book without reading the rest of the series - but I am actually starting with book 1 in the series so that I can read all of them chronologically. Another thing about this book is that the family in this book lives out their faith but isn't overbearing or too cheesy. The parents in the book are great about teaching their kids responsibility and leadership as well as forgiveness and prayer. I think if you have a child between eight and fourteen or so, they would really enjoy this book. If you have a good reader, a younger child can read it with ease as well. Definitely recommending this series and want to read more by Ferrell in the future!
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.