Caramel has reviewed several Magic Tree House books already: Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House #5), Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House #6), Knights and Castles (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #2), Sunset of the Sabertooth (Magic Tree House #7), and Midnight on the Moon (Magic Tree House #8). Today he wanted to talk about book #9: Dolphins at Daybreak. As usual, Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
Sprinkles: It has been a while since you last reviewed a Magic Tree House book Caramel. Can you remind our readers the premise of these books?
Caramel: There are two kids called Jack and Annie. They find a magical tree house in the first book, and it takes them anywhere in a book if they say “I wish we could go there.”
S: And in each book, they go somewhere different, right?
C: Yes, and they can come back.
S: That is good. Where do they go in this book?
C: I think they go somewhere with a mini-sub.
S: What’s a mini-sub?
C: It’s a little submarine, a ship that goes under the sea. They go under the sea with it and they find out that it has a leak.
S: Hmm, that might be dangerous!
C: Oh no, they survive, don’t worry. But they get chased by a giant octopus and there is a dolphin and they see hammerhead sharks. Nothing too dangerous!
S: Alright, so they have an adventure in the ocean, and you get to learn about ocean life, right?
S: You have read a lot of books about sea life, in particular you read a ton of books about narwhals, right?
C: Yep. I reviewed all of the Narwhal and Jelly books I read, too.
S: The Magic Tree House books are mainly fiction but accompanying them there are fact trackers. You even reviewed one of those, remember?
C: Yes, I reviewed Knights and Castles (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #2).
S: There is a fact tracker book on dolphins and sharks, too. Did you read that one?
C: No. I do not think we have that book yet.
S: But maybe there were some new facts in this book too? Did you learn anything new by reading this book?
C: I never knew about mini-subs. They are cool!
S: Yes, they are! Apparently they are also called “midget submarines“!
C: I didn’t know that!
S: Okay, Caramel, this might be a good time to wrap up our review. As usual I will ask you for three words to describe this book. What do you say?
C: Fun, imaginative, fantasy.
S: Why do you say fantasy?
C: A magic tree house sounds fantastical, doesn’t it?
S: You’re right. It is quite fantastical! And it is also a great idea to explore a new topic in every book, right? Are you going to read and review for the blog any more Magic Tree House books?
C: Yep. But for now, stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!
7 thoughts on “Caramel reviews Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House #9) by Mary Pope Osborne”
A magic tree house that takes you anywhere you want to go sounds like a fun thing to have in one’s back yard.
Does it only take you to places, or can it also travel in time?
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You can travel in time too! It takes you to the place and time of the book, depending on the book you choose.
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With this corona virus pandemic, I wish we had a magic tree house to take us to places where the virus doesn’t exist. I wish we all had a magic tree house.
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