Mrs. Wagner and Ashley love spending time in the garden watching the animals. But when Mrs. Wagner asks Ashley for help, she is overwhelmed. She can't remember what she needs to do. Ruby Lee happened to be nearby and helps Ashley solve her dilemma.
The book is useful on several levels, for the youngest, there is a counting guide. You can complement youth religious studies, use it to teach nature and gardening, or to talk about self-confidence, faith, inner strength, or problem solving.
6 to 9
3 to 8
Read with 4 year-old child.
Buy! This is a must-have book for your child's personal library (especially GIRLS), as it will grow with them and could be a companion even when they are beyond the target audience age.
"Can we read that again?" Our preschooler saw Ashley in herself (visually) and liked talking to Ruby Lee.
This is a beautifully told story. It's nice to find books that transcend generations and have a positive message. The illustrations capture the emotions and expressions as though they are a picture. The glossary and lesson page are nice touches, too.
The story is great, the illustrations are beautiful, and it will withstand LOTS of repeated readings without becoming boring. It talks about faith without preaching.