Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Book Review: Sonrise Stable: Rosie and Scamper by Vicki Watson

Usually when I review books, I review books for ME. But just as I recently reviewed a "homeschool product" just for me, I decided the girls would enjoy helping me review a book for the Christian Women Affiliate Review Crew.  Rosie and Scamper is the first in the Sonrise Stable series of books by Vicki Watson.

The Sonrise Stable series follows the life of a homeschooling family as they learn about life while visiting their grandmother's horse farm.

In the first book, Rose and Scamper, 8 year old Rosie is excited that her pony, Jet is having a baby, and makes a new friend when a girl moves in next door to her grandma's horse farm. Two years later, after some challenging times she's riding a new pony, Scamper in the horse shows and continuing to learn lessons about life.

I decided I would read the book first, to get a feel for it. My kids are great, but I didn't think I wanted to 100% take their word for what a book is like LOL. I really enjoyed the book. It's well written, wholesome, and weaves "lessons" and reminders of how to live a Christian life into an entertaining, interesting story.

Next I handed the book to MiniMe. She was going pretty good until she hit the section about some of those "challenging times", she is definitely a "happy ending" kind of girl, and was ready to abandon the book then and there because there was "sad stuff" in it. I convinced her to keep going, actually I said "fine, then let Sassy read it" and for some reason that motivated her (no, we don't have any issues with competition or anything, sigh . . . ), once she finished it, she grudgingly conceded that "it's pretty good" and then mentioned that she'd like to read the rest of the series (because she figured the objectionable (to her) "challenging times" wouldn't be repeated in the other books). So I think her true review would be positive!

Finally, I handed it to Sassy. She read it in about a day, and asked when we could get the rest of the series, so I'd say that pretty much sums up her opinion LOL.

Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own (or my daughters').

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