What can six kids from a local neighborhood do when they have a goal in mind? Embark on a quest to Appleville, of course! Join Liu-Liu, Kenan, Tu-Tu, Lizzy, Pedro, and Cassie as they overcome their fears with the help of the Appleville Fairy. Can you help them earn their golden apples?
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|File size:||8 MB|
|Age Range:||3 - 5 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In a Journey to Appleville six neighborhood children set off on a quest to get to Appleville in hopes of accomplishing their dreams and goals. The kids were told it was a perfect place, filled with all kinds of apples, and most importantly the Appleville fairy. The Appleville fairy was rumored to help children reach their dreams and goals and when they did, she would give them a golden apple. The six children traveled across the land on their bikes towards Appleville. They travel past a barn with animals, and a wall full of apples that reached to the cloud in the sky. Here they found a map that led them to Appleville. As they arrived, they saw the golden gate and the Appleville fairy. True to legend the Appleville fairy offered to help each of the children with their dreams and goals. Each child then introduced themselves and told the fairy their goals and dreams. Afterwards, the fairy gave them each a golden apple and praised them for their bravery. The fairy then invited them all to come back to Appleville to work to accomplish their goals. As the children returned home they shared their days activities with their families, and expressed that they were all looking forward to their next trip to Appleville. This book was simple in concept, but it allowed for a more meaningful conversation to be had with your own child or children after finishing reading it. My children loved this book, they enjoyed the illustrations and at the end there was a page dedicated to what you would like to ask the Appleville fairy? In this conversation, I learned that my son was afraid of the dark, something he had never admitted to previously. Invaluable information! Also, it leaves the door open for lots of other Appleville adventures...My children and I hope to see some more! I was given the opportunity to read and provide a honest review of this book through NetGalley, the publisher, and the author herself. Thank you!!!
I had a good time reading this story. It is a nice story of conquering your fears and doing things together as friends. This is well illustrated. These six children go on a quest to a town an hour away to find out what happens in this town. They get to eat apples and meet a fairy and learn how to work together. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion.
I tried to read this book to my grandson and he was just not interested. It has a good concept but it doesn't go far enough to explain about the golden apples. The children all told the fairy about a fear they had and she gave them a golden apple, then they left Appleville. It has the until next time ending. That would not make me want to pick up the next book. There were things happening in the story that really had not purpose, they just happened. If I did not know better, I would have thought this story was written by a child. The illustrations were okay, but did not draw the eye. I could not engage my grandson in conversation about the illustrations like I normally do. Sorry, not for me. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.