Last spring, I had an opportunity to review the first two books in the Circle C Stepping Stones series. My daughter, 8 year old Lily, was a big fan of the Circle C Beginnings books and was very excited that there were new Andi stories for her to read! She loved Andi Saddles Up and Andi Under the Big Top and was even more excited when I told her she would be able to read the next two books as well!
Andi Lassos Trouble is a 112 page illustrated paperback book. In this book, the Circle C Ranch is having a rodeo with two other ranches and the cowboys are eager to prove who is the best. But Andi also wants to win prizes even though Chad says it is not for little kids.
Lily's favorite parts were when Sadie's dad brought some sheep for the children to ride (cattle men don't like sheep!)
In Andi to the Rescue, Andi's teacher is sick and Mother is the substitute. Andi can't believe it! What will her friends think? But soon that is the least of her worries when Andi and her mother are kidnapped by two outlaws. They are being held in a cabin until the man can learn to read. Andi has to escape and find help.
Lily's favorite part was when Andi escaped out the window with a knife to cut branches for a trail.
Lily loved the stories! The books are wonderful stories that will teach your children life lessons and history as well. Andi has problems and difficulties that your children can relate to and makes mistakes just like in real life, but she shows the development of great character traits and trust in the Lord. The length of the chapters and the books are perfect for the 7-9 year old age range but if you have a struggling reader they can still enjoy the story by listening to someone read it aloud. The illustrations are adorable and the inclusion of the vocabulary words and history fun is very helpful.
On Susan K Marlow's website, you will find some great activity pages, coloring pages and more to go with each of the books!
We love the Circle C books and Lily cannot wait until the next two books release in July! If you are looking for wonderful, wholesome, historical books for your children to read, I highly recommend any books by Susan K. Marlow!
Disclaimer: I received complimentary copies of these books for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own or my family's. I am disclosing this in accordance to the FTC regulations.