Monday, October 15, 2012
Children's Chapter Audio Book Review: Roscoe Riley Rules #1
Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs
Written by: Katherine Applegate
Illustrated by: Brian Biggs
Published by: Recorded Books, 2009
If the kids can't sit still for the class performance, Roscoe's teacher could be in big trouble. Fortunately Roscoe has a plan to save her--a super, mega, gonzo plan What could go wrong?
* My 6 year old daughter is in first grade, but probably has a 4th grade plus reading level. We've already read through the Junie B. Jones series, several of the Horrible Harry books, and a couple of the Magic Tree House books. As much of an independent reader that she is, I still enjoy reading with her. It gives me a chance to read with my daughter and to get to see what new books are out there. I haven't been posting many book reviews recently, just because of lack of time. But we have still been reading a lot together as a family. When I was teaching and driving a 45+ minute commute each way to work I started listening to audio books. If it's a good story and there's an engaging reader, audiobooks can be very enjoyable. I listened to the first two books of The Hunger Games series this way and my husband has listened to the Harry Potter series on CD. Since I'm driving the kids around to various activities after school I thought it might be interesting to try a book on CD. This was one of the first books that we tried. I had never heard of Rosco Riley before this and discovered this on a "children's audiobook" search through the local library online catalog. Well, all of us, including my 4 year old son enjoyed listening to this book on CD. The reader is (or at least sounds like) a young boy. He is very engaging and the book is humorous, having us laughing aloud at some points. Roscoe is a 1st grader, which my daughter can relate to. He really means well and has good intentions, but ends up getting himself into some trouble. After listening to this book, which is part of a series, my daughter requested the next book, which she is currently reading.
Family Rating: 2 thumbs up!