Gertrude and Toby's Friday Adventure (Gertrude and Toby #1) by Shari Tharp (Author), Jim Heath (Illustrations)

Published December 5th 2015 by Atlas Publishing

3.5 Stars

Synopsis: Gertrude the goat and her best friend Toby the tortoise are adventurers. No sitting around on the boring farm for them! They love to explore, and every Friday they sneak off the farm for some extra fun. One Friday, Gertrude and Toby decide to visit the local candy store in town. They discover yummy goodies and treats, but soon find that the treats are not free!? Uh oh! The market owner grabs Toby. He demands money for the candy that Gertrude and Toby have taken by mistake. Gertrude must find a way to save her friend and get back home before Farmer Sam returns.

My Review: Gertrude the goat and her best friend Toby the tortoise are adventurers. No sitting around on the boring farm for them! They love to explore, and every Friday they sneak off the farm for some extra fun.

This is a great introduction to this series. In this book the friends briefly meet up with several fairytale characters such as Red Riding Hood, Jack, the Wicked Witch and more. They head to Bay Hale town to get sweets and unbeknownst to them, they actually steal them. When the owner keeps Toby as a hostage while Gertrude finds the money to pay for the sweets, Gertrude sets a chain reaction in place. Kids will enjoy this book and its comical series of events. The illustrations are very simple, but assist in the telling of the story. A good book for school, class and public libraries.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

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