Sunday, February 28, 2010
Runt Farm: Beatrice and Blossom
The second book in Amanda Lorenzo's Runt Farm series is called Beatrice and Blossom. Beatrice is a bunny who is quite small for her age. She gets lost when being transported to the market, and runs into Cletus and Tooth. Beatrice is quickly adopted into the fold at The Runt Farm, where she learns that being small isn't so bad after all.
Soon after, Beatrice comes across a little squirrel named Blossom. She brings him back to Runt Farm to join their family. The two start playing and fighting together like a typical brother and sister pair. Each one becomes bossy when playing games and tries to cheat. They learn a great lesson about playing fair, caring for friends, and listening to adults.
This book is similar to the first one in its simplicity of storytelling and design. The lessons learned in this one are more on a social level, yet easily understood by young children. Again, my students loved hearing this book, and cannot wait for book number 3 to come out!
This book also includes a glossary in the back, to enrich the vocabulary of the both the reader and the listener.
I received a copy of this book for reviewing purposes.
Purchase Beatrice and Blossom (Runt Farm, Book 2)