A Family Read-Aloud Book Recommendation|Pirates on the Farm (The Next Door Series)

Pirates on the Farm (The Next Door Series)Pirates on the Farm by Denette Fretz

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Review: What a delightfully humorous book! I thought this little treasure was the perfect blend of funny-hahas mixed with a love-thy-neighbor lesson.

The contrast between mom and dad’s first reaction to the pirates was superb. I loved that I got to see mom’s initial fear-intolerance-ignorance response once the pirates moved in and then her growth and resulting love-acceptance heart change. The way she reacted felt real. Sadly, how she began is exactly how many of us do when we meet people who are different from us. But wahoo for her transformation! Dad, on the other hand, was way cool. He was kind, accepting and consistent.

The story was told from the daughter/sister’s point of view. She noticed everything. Umm…I am pretty sure there is a lesson in that for parents. We should take heed. Excellent!

I really appreciated the glossary of terms in the back of the book, as well as the personal letter and summary from the author. It was a nice touch.

Recommend: Yes

Options: This would be a great resource for home study, church study, or for a Biblical education curriculum feature associated with a school.

A copy of this title was provided by the publisher (Zonderkidz) in exchange for an honest review.

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