Caramel has reviewed quite a few Magic Tree House books for the book bunnies blog before. Today he wanted to talk about one that he had not mentioned here before: Lions at Lunchtime. As usual Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
This is the eleventh book in the series. For Caramel’s earlier reviews of books in the series, see Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House #5), Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House #6), Sunset of the Sabertooth (Magic Tree House #7), Midnight on the Moon (Magic Tree House #8), Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House #9), and Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House #10). For his reviews of books in the accompanying Fact Tracker series, see Knights and Castles (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #2) and Sea Monsters (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #17).
Sprinkles: Caramel, you are reviewing another Magic Tree House book!
Caramel: Yep. I like them!
S: So tell us about this one.
C: As you can tell from the title, it is about Jack and Annie having an adventure with lions around lunch time. They never actually see the lions until the very end, but it is a pretty cool story. They are trying to solve some riddles again, and this book is about the third riddle.
S: Do they solve it?
C: Yup. Of course! How else would they move on to the next book?
S: I guess you are right. So where do they go this time?
C: Africa. And the time is not very clear, maybe it is the present.
S: So the riddles are so that they become librarians, right?
C: Yes, I think they want to join Morgan Le Fay’s library and be Master Librarians.
S: That sounds intriguing. Would you like to be a Master Librarian and travel around with these books and the magic tree house?
C: Possibly. As long as I could get back home whenever I wanted to.
S: I know, right? They go to all these different places and travel to different times, but thankfully they always get back home safe and on time.
C: Always in time for the next meal!
S: What else would you like to tell us about this book?
C: In the beginning of the book Annie is talking about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and peanut butter and honey sandwiches. I never had a peanut butter and honey sandwich before but it definitely sounds good. Maybe we can try it some time?
S: That sounds good to me. I don’t really like peanut butter with sweet things, but I know you do.
C: You do like peanut butter with bananas and that is kind of sweet!
S: You are right, I guess I just don’t like it with chocolate or jelly. But with honey, it sounds like it would work well together. Alright, maybe you can have a peanut butter and honey sandwich tomorrow.
C: Okay. I really want to try it.
S: Sure. So other than food ideas, did you learn anything else from this book?
C: Yes, the riddle was cool. It goes:
I'm the color of gold, and as sweet as can be! But beware the danger That's all around me. What am I?
S: That is a good riddle Caramel, but we should not give away more. Tell me instead your three words to describe the book.
C: Funny, adventurous, and facts! There are a bunch of facts about animals. About gazelles, wildebeest, lions, and so on.
S: And we all know by now how much you like facts about animals! So this was a good read, then.
C: Yes. As usual. I always like the Magic Tree House books.
S: So maybe you will review a few more in the coming weeks. What do you want to tell our readers in the meantime?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!