Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fern Valley: A Collection of Short Stories

Fern Valley: A Collection of Short Stories

Fern Valley: A Collection of Short Stories 
by Aileen Stewart
ISBN: 9781617395277
$10.07 (paperback)
$ 8.39  (kindle)

About the book:
Follow the adventures of delightful young farm animals who are just like you. Fern Valley is home to a group of wonderful animals who have fun and face some of the same problems children everywhere do. Roberta and Mildred Cornstalk are creative chickens dealing with the loss of their beloved granny, and they're looking for something to do to cheer them up. Want to know what adventures they find? Want to know what happens to Roberta and Mildred's brother, Edward, when he goes fishing, what birthday surprise is in store for Betsy Woolrich, or what lesson Kimmy Curlytail learns when she keeps something that isn't hers? Then follow this endearing cast of characters as they enjoy their time together and learn important lessons.

My thoughts:
This is a very cute book full of little stories ideal for transition times (riding in the car, waiting for a meal at the restaurant, bedtime, etc...). It reminded me a lot of some of the little stories by George MacDonald (The Princess and the Goblin particularly comes to mind) just for a slightly younger crowd. Perfect for kids 4 to about 7 years old some of the stories would be nice for beginning readers as well who can read without a lot of verbal help from mom/dad or teachers.

Many of the stories have character lessons in them about being kind to others, obedience, listening and more. Be sure to stick a copy in your purse or in the beach bag for little breaks.
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of the book to read & review on CCB. I was not required to write a positive review & no money exchanged hands. Thanks for reading CCB!

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