Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Princesses, Pirates and Cowboys (Veggie Tales) Book Review

Classic VeggieTales Characters are Back in This Three-in-One Book Collection from the Popular I Can Read! Series

Who doesn't love Veggie Tales?  It's so fun to watch the videos and listen to the songs, but in this I Can Read series, kids can  actually read for themselves and enjoy the pictures for a great reading time alone or with mom and dad.  My son really loves these stories and this book has many exciting adventures as well as some outrageous characters that bring life to the pages.  This 3-in-1 book collection has lessons for giving, praising God and being honest and fair.  Your Veggie Tale lover will want to read this book over and over again!
**I was given a complimentary copy by Zonderkidz exchange for my honest review.** 

Princess Petunia, Larry, Bob, and many other beloved VeggieTales characters return with three fun-filled stories by author Karen Poth packed into one colorful new book, PRINCESSES, PIRATES, AND COWBOYS (Zonderkidz; $9.99; November 2012).
Each tale is filled with important Christian values for young readers, and helps them learn the fundamentals of reading with the I Can Read! Level 1 simple text format. 

Princess Petunia’s Sweet Apple Pie takes readers to the whimsical kingdom of Scone, home to a wacky cast of medieval characters who are preparing for the annual Scone County Fair and the King’s Pie Contest. Princess Petunia, Starry Knight, and even grumpy old Bump in the Knight bake their famous pies. When the competition gets fierce, Princess Petunia learns that helping others in need is more important than winning.

In the second story, Pirates Larry, Lunt, and Pa Grape spend their days on a ship doing absolutely nothing in Who Wants to be a Pirate? Feeling unfulfilled, Larry announces that he wants to do something exciting, like become a Tater in Tater Town or move to Cookie Island. After considering his options, however, Larry realizes that God intended for him to be a pirate and made him perfect just the way he is.

The final story comes from Poth’s 2011 book, The Fairest Town in the West. Sherriff Bob and Deputy Larry have their hands full when the Ratt Scallion gang blows into town. The gang causes trouble in the usually humble and lawful town when local residents start copying their terrible behavior. It’s up to Bob and Larry to settle the chaos, reminding both residents and the gang that there is nothing to gain from behaving badly.  

A perfect grab-and-go book for families, the colorful cast of lovable characters comes to life through vibrant and playful illustrations in all three stories and will provide young readers with an ideal gift that they will enjoy for years to come.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: With more than 15 years of experience leading design teams at the Walt Disney Company, Big Idea and May Merchandising Company, Karen Poth has a thorough understanding of both the entertainment and retail industries. She has written other VeggieTales books including 2011’s The Case of the Missing Patience. Poth lives with her husband and son in Nashville, Tennessee.

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