So my younger daughter has finally been hooked into reading and has literally whizzed through every Bean and Ivy book at least twice in less than two weeks. I want to keep the reading steam going but I have not found anything that interests her. The Magic Tree House books have been deemed too boring and I have been really struggling to find another series to make her happy.
I thought about it for a while and then, it hit me! The Time Warp Trio series would be perfect for her. It is similar to The Magic Tree House series, but better because it is written by the fabulous Jon Scieszka. There is plenty of tongue in cheek humor found on the pages and the characters are brave, funny and loyal to each other.
Although this series has not won any awards, the author has put in a wonderful mixture of facts, humor, and effort into this series. Scieszka makes each of sixteen book s seem like you are part of the story and he never resorts to any of the bad behavior or grammar that some books use to hook reluctant readers in, *cough* Junie B. Jones *cough*.
My older daughter also adored this series in first grade so I knew that I could find a few on her bookshelf to test out on my little one before purchasing the rest of them. My hunch was right and she went right through the six that we have here at home. If you are looking for a bridge between story books and chapter books or just looking for something to entice a hesitant reader, look no further! This series is full of fun, adventure and history!