I have two kids, a daughter and a son aged 7 and 4 respectively. My daughter has been slow to pick up books and very few books interest her. So it has been very hard for me to find books for her. Once she finds something interesting we would read the book to her and ask her to read some of the words she can recognize and that way I also helps her with her reading skills too. My son is the same way and when he likes a book, he makes me and my husband to keep reading the stories to him. So when I got a chance to review “The Spectacular World of Waldorf” by Beth Ann, Barbara Terry and Vladmir Kirichenco, I jumped at the opportunity. I have read all the four books in this series and they are great books for kids with beautiful and colorful illustrations. The language is very simple and kids friendly. They are great as bed time stories.
In each of the books, Mr. Waldorf, a friendly Labrador either visits the great state of Texas, travels to Russia, travels to mysterious China and also travels to the wild state of Alaska.
In the book “Mr. Waldorf travels to the mysterious China”, the friendly Labrador travels to China, and while visiting the Forbidden City he loses his glasses to a leaf monkey. And to find his glasses he travels to Beijing, the Great Wall of China, Yangtze River and the Himalayas.
In the book “Mr. Waldorf travels to the Huge Russia”, the adventurous Labrador travels to Saint Petersburg and dances with the ballet dancers and then loses his glasses while watching the Opera. And to find his glasses he travels through Russia visiting places such as Lake Baikal, the eastern forests and Moscow.
In the book “Mr. Waldorf travels to the Wild State of Alaska”, the cute dog travels to mountains and glaziers of Alaska and loses his glasses. And thus ends up fishing for Salmon, panning for Gold, meets bald Eagles, Caribou and finally the Eskimos.
In the book “Mr. Waldorf travels to the Great State of Texas”, the wonderful Labrador visits Dallas, and then realizes that his glasses are missing. In his travel through the state of Texas he meets the cowboys herding cattle in the streets, plays football, learns to dance, and also has great food at the River Walk. In Houston he sees the oil rigs and rides a bull in the rodeo.
Overall the books are fun and easy to read for kids, with nice illustrations and lots of information. Buy it for your kids if they are reading enthusiastic as mine. And I know I will end up reading these books again and again to my kids until they are able to read it by themselves.
“I received these 4 books from waldorfpublishing for this review.”