Top positive review
Hats off to Ms. Osborne!
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2012
We have purchased every single Magic Tree House book thus far and plan on continuing as they come out. Our kids, ages six and four, love these books and are always wanting to know when the next 'Jack and Annie' book is coming out. Here, in Abe Lincoln At Last!, Ms. Osborne does it again! The book is just enough facts riddled throughout it to make it educational and enough fiction to make it interesting. At our children's young ages, this is the best way to introduce some history to them, as it pulls them and they are interested. Later, as they learn more history, they will revert back to what they read in these books and have a foundation. I wish we had these when I was a kid! I remember history being boring (!) and once that thought is in the head, forget about trying to make it interesting. This is the opposite: The kids are pulled into it, making it fun and they beg to read more. It's always the same ending with the kids when we read a Magic Tree House book. When we're finished (we read them as a family), they look at us and say: "Is that it? Can't we read more? Pleeeeeeeze?" They are learning the love of reading.
My hat is off to you, Mary Pope Osborne! You're doing a GREAT job and we thank you. :)