Rockrhydin

Summary:

When he was a little boy, Jon Michael had a rocking horse he named Rockrhydin (rock-ride-in). For years, even though he was too big, Jon Michael would visit Rockrhydin ... until one day he was gone. With the help of Tanyabelle, Rockrhydin returns to Jon Michael's life in a very special way.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Part fairy tale, part coming of age story, Rockrhydin is a story destined to be a family favorite each Christmas.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Parent Reaction

This is a very special story. The illustrations are beautiful, but the story itself is magical. It would be the perfect choice for kids struggling with the push and pull of growing up and leaving toys behind. Just be prepared to have a beloved toy as an ornament when you share the book.

Type of Book:
This is a magical story that takes the idea of a toy coming to life in a new direction. The book also includes a free downloadable song.
Educational Themes:

This is a Christmas story about change and growing up. Jon Michael's feelings will resonate with kids who are transitioning from preschool to elementary, and elementary to preteen. Enjoy the story for its warmth.

Reading Level:
3.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a story made for your family holiday library.

Title Rockrhydin
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Author Cheryl Elizabeth Waddell
Publisher Fern's Music / Fern Forest Enterprises © 2013
Illustrators Janice Prey Wolfe
ISBN 9780578127637
Material Hard Cover
Cost $13.95
Genres Music, Fairy Tale, Holidays, Religion
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