Caramel has already reviewed three Magic Tree House books for the book bunnies blog: Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House #5), Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House #6), and Knights and Castles (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #2). Today he shares with us his thoughts on Book #7: Sunset of the Sabertooth. As usual, Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
Sprinkles: Caramel tell us about this book. Let us assume readers already know …
Caramel: about the magic tree house and our previous reviews.
S: Yes, we put a link to each of your reviews of magic tree house books above. So this book also takes us to an adventure with Jack and Annie to somewhere new.
C: And it takes us to a different time.
S: Ok, tell us about this different time.
C: It is the ice age. There are sabertooths around.
S: Hmm, saber-toothed cats, according to Wikipedia, were “predatory mammals that are characterized by long, curved saber-shaped canine teeth which protruded from the mouth even when closed”. So their canine teeth looked like sabers, very sharp swords. And all saber-tooth mammals went extinct around 9000 years ago. So Jack and Annie must have gone back in time quite a bit!
C: Yes! But in the first Magic Tree House book Dinosaurs Before Dark, they had gone back to the time of the dinosaurs, so this is a bit closer to now.
S: So what happens in the time of the sabertooth? Why are Jack and Annie there?
C: They’re still trying to save their friend Morgan Le Fay, just like in the last two books. In the fifth book (Night of the Ninjas), a ninja gave them a moonstone. In the sixth book (Afternoon on the Amazon), a monkey gave them a mango. And in this one the Master of the Animals gives them a third item.
S: And they look at some cave paintings, don’t they?
C: They do. And that is where they see the picture of the Master of the Animals. But Sprinkles, we just took a virtual tour of one such cave in France!
C: Yep. It actually felt like we were flying through the cave. And I really felt like I was inside the cave.
S: Yes, I thought the tour was really well made too. The drawings were quite striking, bright and visible.
C: They were awesome!
C: Let us talk more about the book.
S: Yes, good idea! What more do you want to say about the book?
C: Jack and Annie ride on a mammoth!
S: A friendly mammoth I hope?
C: It is! It took them back to the tree house.
S: So do you think you will read the next book in the series?
C: Yep. I want to know how they will save Morgan.
S: You are sure they will save her?
C: Yes, they already found three of the four things they need. So I’m positive about it.
S: Sounds good to me! So let us wrap this review up.
C: Yes! Stay tuned for more book bunnies adventures!