Monday, January 4, 2016

Review: Sunset of the Sabertooth (Magic Tree House #7) by Mary Pope Osborne


SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS:
Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!
The Ice Age is very cool
. . . for two kids in bathing suits! Jack and Annie nearly freeze when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the time of cave people and woolly mammoths. But nothing can stop them from having another wild adventure—not even a saber-toothed tiger!

MY TAKE:
This was another nice addition to the series.

In Sunset of the Sabertooth, Jack and Annie head to the Ice Age to find another object that can help their friend Morgan.

Overall, I thought this book was okay. There were plenty of things going on here, and the pacing of the events should keep most kids' attention. With any luck, it can get kids interested in reading more facts about the Ice Age.

Annie still occasionally worried me with her impulsiveness, though. I think I would have enjoyed this a lot more had I been a child and able to more easily immerse myself in the more magical and unbelievable aspects of the story, instead of occasionally pausing and questioning it.

THE GOOD:

  1. It can get kids interested in learning more about the Ice Age.
  2. It's fast-paced.
  3. It's informative. 

THE BAD:

  1. Parents may not enjoy it as much. 

READ IT IF:

  1. Your child likes adventure books.
  2. Your child likes learning new things.
  3. Your child is just starting to read by himself/herself. 

RATING:
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1 comment:

  1. It's hard to believe that book #54 comes out soon! I think that younger readers do enjoy these more, and find comfort in the formulaic aspects that irk me. My children read these in first grade when they were very new to reading, but my struggling 6th grade readers seem relieved when they can read them!

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