Friday, May 6, 2011

Circle C Beginnings~Book Review


“Andi wants a horse of her own more than anything in the world, but her mother says she's too young. Stuck with riding Coco, the hand-me-down pony, Andi sets out to show her family that she's ready for a horse of her own.”

This delightful little beginner chapter book is the first book in a series of 4.  The story takes place during the 1800’s.  Join Andi in the Wild Wild West as she goes from being a little girl with only a “pokey old pony,” to a little girl with her very own horse!

Written for children between the ages of 6 and 8, designed for either independent reading or read aloud time.   Each book in the series sells for $4.99 from the Circle C Beginnings Website.  Both Blue-Raspberry and Bubble Gum enjoyed this book immensely!  The illustrations are adorable and they loved reading about Andi’s excitement with Henry the Eighth! 


Probably the best part of this little book is the great on-line resources that accompany it.  You can check out the extras here.  Not only are there free coloring pages and puzzles, there are also free printable worksheets that correlate with the different books and lapbooks available for purchase!  Using the 4 books in the Circle C Beginnings Series and the available on-line resources, this would be a great mini unit study for life during the 1800’s.

To see what other members of the Review Crew thought, check out the crew blog!



Mrs. Taffy

Disclaimer:  As a member of the Old Schoolhouse Crew I was given this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  I was not paid.


  1. Oh I wish I would have known about this series earlier. Kayli would have loved them!!

  2. Hi Mrs. Taffy!
    Thanks for your great review of Pony Trouble. I got a little sidetracked writing this comment, as I was enjoying your sidebar of your different "flavors" of Taffy. Adorable kids, for sure!
    Anyway, thank you for taking the time to tell your readers about PT.


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