Tuesday, May 17, 2011

January Joker by Ron Roy

Recommendation: Highly Recommended

My middle son was a big fan of Ron Roy's A to Z Mysteries so I was excited to see this new series that he came out with. So far my 5 year old and I have read 2.5 of these books in 2 days - so I'd say she's hooked!

Roy uses the younger siblings of the characters from his A to Z Mysteries for these books and they are quite fun to read. In  this story, twins Bradley and Brian and their friends Nate and Lucy find clues that seem to lead them to believe that aliens have landed in their neighborhood.  Through a lot of humor they are able to solve the mystery together.

Positives: Short and simple chapters helped keep the story going. Kids love a good and funny mystery and this story didn't disappoint.

Negatives: None

Talking Points: These kids had fun with a good joke! Does your family enjoy a good laugh from time to time? I sure hope so! If your child wonders about aliens, take them to Scripture and show them that God created our universe (Gen. 1) and humans with a very specific purpose in mind - to reveal his glory to and through us. God had a plan for the redemption of mankind. There is no biblical evidence to support any other life forms! Here is an excellent online resource as well http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/kw/aliens-bible

Age Level: 4-8 years old (Reading Level 1.8)

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