I read these aloud to my 6 yr old son and 10 yr old daughter. We enjoyed them very much. Beautiful descriptive language along with themes of honesty, nature, family bonds, kindness to animals, and a little humor thrown in. Flowed really well as read alouds and both kids always wanted to read more than one chapter.
These are absolutely wonderful lighthearted stories that are sure to engage. My children loved hearing about Beanie and his adventures. They definitely teach a love for nature and respect for animals. We absolutely loved Beanie and his pony.
I love the writing, images, and stories in these two little books. They have a great blend of trouble, excitement, and humor. I love that each book takes place in such different places: one in Beanie’s own mountain home, and the other at his great-grandparents’ summer home by the sea. Both locations offer such engaging backdrops for the sweet stories. Beanie is a good role model with a touchingly soft heart for animals, and his family is kind, hard working, and tight-knit. I absolutely love the relationship between Beanie and his father in both books. These are two great stories!
We loved the stories of Beanie and the animals he grew to love. We enjoyed reading stories that took us back to a simpler time. Beanie’s love for animals shines in these books, but there are also lessons that can be learned to help our children grow to be better people. We really enjoyed these two stories.
I bought this book set to read to my 6 and 7 year old daughters. They love animals and definitely still prefer books with lots of pictures, so when I saw that there were adorable sketches on each page, I was pretty sure they’d love these books!
I was very disheartened when my younger daughter turned her nose up at the black and white sketches, wanting a more colorful book instead. I persisted and explained to her that it was the story, not the pictures that were important, and persuaded her to just try it out.
Right off the bat, both of my girls got into the story and were discussing what they thought would happen next, and even exclaiming over the sketches! When I finished the first chapter they begged me to keep reading!
I was extremely impressed with these books. These are sweet stories and have brought up good topics for us to talk about.
We love these books!
Beanie and His Dog
Readers will enjoy the laughable antics of Beanie’s playful dog, the vivid depiction of life on a mountain farm, and the loyal companionship of a boy and his dog.
Beanie and His Pony
Readers will enjoy the beautiful descriptions of a summer spent in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the loving interactions between this multi-generational family, and the humorous glimpses of the mischievous menagerie of critters that Beanie cares for and loves.
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