By: Tim Noah
Publication Date: September 2015
Reviewed by: Holly Connors
Review Date: December 9, 2015
Fiddley-diddley-diddley-dee, it’s a beautiful day and time for some fun! A young boy has a nickel to spend, his faithful dog at his side and the sun is shining. What a perfect time to go to the Country Store!
As he kicks a can down the path, our young man (we never learn his name) happily sings his tune while his dog wags away. It isn’t long before they run into Bob, who is standing along the path, hoe in hand, a blade of grass in his mouth. Bob asks, “Would ya help me do my chores so I can go to the store?” The two friends head to Bob’s farm where chores are quickly completed and the journey to the Country Store can continue.
Time passes, the sun is high in the sky, and the travelers are getting tired. Along comes Jim on his bike and before long the three friends are all riding high and fast on the bike. Fiddley-diddley-diddley-dee! Will they ever get to the Country Store?
Country Store: It’s All About the Journey is truly about the journey – and what a fantastic journey it is! The kids have lots of adventures along the way and your young reader will LOVE joining them. The illustrations are wonderful – bright, slightly goofy, and setting off the fun tone of the story perfectly. Several of them are downright hysterical (check out the full page illustration of the cow – her expression is priceless!). Did I mention that there’s a CD that’s included so your child can sing along to the story? If you’re looking for a story your child will want to read, and sing, again and again, check out Country Store!
Quill says: Delightful, entertaining and with a catchy tune too, Country Store is a fantastically fun journey to the Country Store. Let’s go!