Thursday, October 15, 2009

Book Review: Andy and Spirit Go To The Fair by M.J. Kelso

Good morning all you book lovers. Zebee here with another in the Andy ans Spirit series. The gang here at the V Zoo really like these books. Maybe someday Andy and Spirit can come for a visit. But for now, let's see what my boss Joy has to say about this one.

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In this week’s story, Andy has joined a 4-H club called the Dusty Riders. Andy and several other members of the club are competing at the State Fair for ribbons. He’s very excited about being at the fair, even though he doesn’t think he’s the best rider in the group.

When the time comes for the competition to start, Andy’s a bit nervous. He’s used to working Spirit with his friends around, but this is different. When it’s his turn, Billy, the school bully, yells out from the crowd and lets out a shrill pitched whistle. Will Spirit react and run off with Andy on her back? How does the competition end? I don’t want to spoil the story for you, so I’ll just say that Andy and Spirit prove what a great pair they are.

Mary Jean has once again done an excellent job sharing the experiences of horse and rider and the bond they form. She shows how having a handicap doesn’t have to keep you from doing the things you want to do. The illustrations by K. C. Snider let you see and experience being at the fair with Andy.

In this book you can also learn how wild horses are managed in the U. S. and horse adoption. You can also get some insight to 4-H clubs which have been around for over 100 years.

You can learn more about horse and burro adoption and learn about being a volunteer with the wild horse program.

If you’re interested in reading about 4-H go to their website or their blog.

You can pick up your copy over at Guardian Angel Publishing.

See you back here Sunday with more zoo news. Remember to let me know what oo is near you so I can go there and visit. If I need to sleep over, can I stay at your house? I promise not to snore too loud.

posted by Zebee aka Joy Delgado
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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments about Andy and Spirit and their books of adventure.

Andy and Spirit Meet the Rodeo Queen comes out soon, then we will be bringing out a tween book that has the first four adventures in it under The Adventures of Andy and Spirit, Book 1. The plan is to bring a new one out everytime there are 4 picture books published.

Again, many thanks!
Mary Jean Kelso

Joy said...

YOu are most welcome Mary Jean. I look forward to reviewing all your books as they come out.