Thursday, November 10, 2011

Book Review: Roland Wright

On the way to Gettysburg a few weeks ago... (you can read about that trip here...) we read in the car on the way.  We had such a great time with this book, Roland Wright: Future Knight , stopping every once in a while to discuss the boys in the book and talk about who was making good choices and who wasn't.  We all loved the book, and discovered it was only the first in a series.  So we immediately put the second book, Roland Wright: Brand-New Page , on hold at the library and picked it up.  Han had bible study the other night, and so the boys and I had a reading night, and read the whole second book.  It took over an hour of reading, but neither boy moved the whole time, and we still stopped and had great discussions about the boys.  They really got invested in the characters and couldn't wait to find out what would happen next.  I guess that pretty much sums up my review... I loved this book as much as the boys and can't wait to start the next one. FIVE STARS!
The next book, Roland Wright: At the Joust , was released in September, but it's not at our library yet.  I've put in a request for it as soon as they get it in.
The boys' reviews:  !!SPOILER ALERT!!
Jango:  The second book was a little bit scary.  I was worried about Roland and Nudge (his mouse) because there were no mouses allowed in the castle, and Roland kept getting in trouble because Hector was getting him in trouble.  FIVE STARS

Boba: It was good.  It wasn't even scary for me, except for when that boy told a lie, when that mean boy said that Roland let the elephant get out of his cage.  But Roland didn't!  FIVE STARS

I just got a FREE account with goodreads, and started rating books... I will put these up periodically when we finish books, but here are the two for Roland that we've read so far... enjoy!

Roland Wright: Future KnightRoland Wright: Future Knight by Tony Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Perfect for K-3 grader read-alouds. 3rd Graders can probably read it on their own. Shows the struggle of a little boy and his dreams of becoming a knight. He has to show many times in this book the proper way a knight acts, and we had great discussions with my boys (4 and 7) about the good and bad decisions of the characters. It is a great book!
Roland Wright: Brand New Page (Roland Knight)Roland Wright: Brand New Page by Tony Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just like the first book, great for a 2-3 grade reader, or as a read-aloud for K+... we read the whole book in just over an hour and a half, and still had time for discussions. Again, Roland is faced with obstacles in his path, and he chooses the "knightly" way and does what is right. Great book!

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