From Circle C Adventures comes Tales from the Circle C Ranch ($7.99), a delightful new children’s book from Susan K. Marlow. We have enjoyed other books from Circle C Adventures and were excited to have the opportunity to review the latest product along with the accompanying lapbook, Andrea Carter’s Tales from the Circle C Ranch Learning Lapbook ($7.00). We received the physical book and a digital download copy of the lapbook.
Circle C Adventures – Tales from the Circle C Ranch Review
I had my 12 year old (Julia) read the book and boy did she make light work of it! The 150-page softbound book is filled with 11 short stories that tell about events in Andi’s life that take place between the previous books. With Jules’ 13th birthday coming up quick, the reading level was a bit young for her. Overall, she enjoyed the stories but would recommend Tales from the Circle C Ranch for a younger audience, perhaps 8-11 year olds.
How we used it
With the book came a lapbook that really reinforced the history learned through the book. The study guides that came with the lapbook were of particular interest to her. Each time she worked on the lapbook, the rest of the day was filled with , “Hey Mom, did you know _____ ?” Obviously she was learning a lot, which makes for a happy homeschool mama.
Having never done a lapbook before, I was surprised at how much she enjoyed it. I would find her during “after school hours” (is there such a thing??) working on the lapbook instead of her usual pastime activities. Seeing her excitement at the completed project has really encouraged me to consider seeking more lapbook-based learning.
From the lapbook Jules learned about:
- The history of photography
- The history of britches, overalls and dresses (some of which surprised me!)
- Jingle Bells and it’s origin
- Writing limericks
- Different states
- And more!!
To say the lapbook is comprehensive would be an understatement. I highly encourage you to purchase the lapbook along with the book. It’ really rounds out the experience and capitalizes on curious minds!
Our bottom line
This has been a wonderful experience. Circle C Adventures truly is a wonderful company that produces quality books for girls (and boys). In a society where little girls are encouraged to take part in and lead lives more like adult women, these books truly are a blessing. When I see my little girl reading the books, I can breath a sigh of relief knowing that she is taking in wholesome and educational fun.
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