I read this out loud to my 2nd grader and preschooler. It was a good story, but they did lose interest a bit. It was still a good read and had some good lessons and messages.
This book really hooks animal lovers. It is exiting and easy to connect with. I love the values of respect, hard work, and honesty this book teaches.
My third grader loved this book. It is very entertaining and encourages good character.
As notorious as circus trainers generally are, I’m glad Joe Dobbin respected his wild cats and practiced humane methods of training them in this book. My third grader read this story independently and enjoyed it very much.
My daughter is 6 years old. She loved hearing this sweet story as a read aloud. She could not wait for the next day to read more.
“Most Daring Animal Trainer in the World,” the sign reads, and Sr. Dobbinelli is in need of a good, stout winter barn for his circus animals. Clay and his family have just the barn in Connecticut, but do they have what it takes to care for lions and tigers?
In this delightful tale of adventure and family life on the farm, Clay is in for some lessons on responsibility and wild animal training.
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