Monday, January 16, 2017

Book Review and Activity of Rescue Ranch Children's Books

Ricky and Bobo


An excellent rhyming picture book for children ages 4-6 years old. Ricky and Bobo is the second book in the collection of animals who live at the Rescue Ranch. The adventure begins when Ricky the rabbit snuck out of the house with his friend Bobo the mouse. While they think would be a simple quest, it turns out into a dangerous venture.

First, the two friends encounter a swarm of buzzing bees. Then Ricky and Bobo have trouble in the water when they try to return home. Ricky prays for his friend to be saved and his prayers get answered. Ricky and Bobo learn an important lesson, don’t ever be bad and sneak out of the house unless you have a good friend like Bobo the Mouse.

                                    Jimmy the Giraffe

With a deep message and told in perfect rhyme, Jimmy the Giraffe gives a message of determination. With lovely illustrations, the happy Giraffe learns an important lesson: "How to be yourself." I recommend this book and the series of Mark Albini for ages 5-8 years old - K-3 graders.
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I’m reviewing this book as part of the Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) is its fourth year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators. 
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