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Rylan played outside with his scooter. Henry, his friend the mouse was always around somewhere. Rylan looked for Henry. "There he was!" Rylan smiled. He was so glad he found Henry under his bed eating chips. Henry was fun to play with and talk to, but Rylan had been thinking about Dad all day. "Dad was out of the country working!"
Rylan rode up and down the driveway thinking about his dad.
Mom opened the door to say, "No riding in the street!"
Rylan waved to Mom and continued to think about all the great things he and dad did together.
He and dad went fishing, mowed the lawn, rode his bike, worked on the four-wheeler, and played basketball.
"Rylan! Time to come eat."
"Yes ma'am," Rylan called back. He put up his scooter and helmet in the garage as Henry scampered off somewhere.
Rylan ran into the kitchen to see both of his sisters eating dinner. "Yum!" Rylan thought as he hung his jacket on the kitchen coat hook, "meatloaf and mashed potatoes. I need a fork!"
Just as everyone began to talk about their school day, the front door slowly opened and slammed shut. Bam! Everyone looked at each other with wide eyes. They were not expecting anyone.
Who could it be?
"DAD?" everyone questioned at the same time. Olivia almost fell out of her chair rushing into the living room to be first to get to Dad. She threw her zebra one way, and tiny hand-toys another. She grabbed dad by his leg to give him a huge hug.
Mom smiled and hugged dad. Rylan said, "Dad, you are finally home!" Dad put his cap on Rylan's head and gave him a hug. It was Emma's turn to smile and gave Dad a big kiss on the cheek.
"Yay!" Rylan thought. "Dad is finally back from deployment." The family is very happy to have him home.
Dad said, "Rylan come help me carry my suitcase and backpack into the guest room. You can help me unpack tomorrow. I need a shower and clean clothes." Rylan hugged Dad again before they went down the hall. Rylan saw Henry digging into an unzipped pocket in Dad's bag, "probably looking for chips."CHAPTER 2
Dad and mom were sitting at the kitchen table talking.
They stopped talking as the kids came in the door.
"Who's in trouble?" wondered Rylan.
Dad happily said, "Mom and I have something to tell you."
"We will be moving to a new home," said Mom.
Rylan thought, "This will be the family's third move. Did every family move as much as we did?"
Emma, the oldest asked, "Where, where?"
Little Olivia chimed in, "Where?"
Rylan was quiet.
It was mom's turn to talk, "We'll be moving back to the 'Lower 48 States' to South Carolina."
All the kids shouted at once, "Where is that?"
Emma asked, "Is that near Louisiana? I want to see our family more. Alaska is too far away!"
Mom explained, "Yes, we will be much closer to everyone." "We can go visit on holidays."
Dad looked at mom and said, "See, that wasn't too hard."
"They seemed OK with the news," Mom said to Dad.
"South Carolina, here we come," Dad announced.(Continues…)
Excerpted from "Moving Again!!!"
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A good book about moving for children having to do so. I found the story to be interesting but not exciting. I enjoyed the parts with Henry. The traveling portion of the book seemed a bit stiff. Too much of the story was devoted to the car ride. I would like to have seen more about how Rylan was feeling. It would also be good to know about the things he would ;miss from Alaska or hopes about what might be waiting for him in South Carolina. As someone who moved 54 times as a child, it is much more emotional that what is portrayed here. He book came off as incomplete and superficial. I received an ARC from Author House Publishing through NetGalley. This in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book. I am submitting this review voluntarily and am under no obligation to do so.
Moving Again!!! With Rylan and Henry by Christy Jordan Wrenn Children's book about a military family living in Alaska. Ryan is the young boy who has a pet mouse that he takes everywhere with him. Husband had moved 18 times before I had met him, we moved into an apartment together, and then a house shortly afterwards. Not sure how much more we will be moving, hope never. One night at dinner their dad arrives home after being deployed for many months. They get to spend time with him til they learn they are to move back to the lower states of US. They will get to spend time with relatives as they will now be living closer to them. Part I loved the best was the road trip and learning and seeing all kinds of new things. Love the nature and animals they came across and locations. Some pictures are very dark to see what they are... Received this review copy from AuthorHouse via NetGalley and this is honest opinion. #MovingAgainWithRylanandHenry #NetGalley
This is a well written and illustrated children’s book about having to move. It was dedicated to those families In the military who often have to move many times. This book would be great for any child who is facing a move or reading in general. The illustrations are bright, colourful and will definitely be able to hold children’s attention. The narrative is age appropriate and I enjoyed the writing style. I liked that the book was from a child’s point of view. I think children relate well to other children. I see the potential for parent-child discussions about an upcoming move. I also think it might be a chance to discuss feelings. This is a well done book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Reviewed by Amy Raines for Readers' Favorite Moving Again!!! With Rylan And Henry by Christy Jordan Wrenn is an adorable children’s story about a five-year-old boy named Rylan and his closest friend, a mouse named Henry. Living in Alaska, the family gets a surprise homecoming and learns that they must move once again for the father’s work. Rylan is so confused about what moving is, as a child his age would naturally be. He is first excited then worried. Rylan wonders who will take care of his friend - Henry the mouse - or if he may be able to find a way to take Henry, too. Moving Again!!! With Rylan And Henry is a delightfully illustrated children’s picture book by Christy Jordan Wrenn, a former professional librarian. Wrenn very obviously knows how to write a story and create images that draw a child’s imagination into the plot by using the very ideas that they identify with most - the fear of new things, being comforted by nurturing parents, as well as a close friendship with a sweet little mouse. I loved the way Christy Jordan Wrenn speaks to the mind of a child with the beautifully drawn illustrations that show how Rylan, Henry and the family get along together, and the emotions a family would surely feel under the circumstances. I loved everything about Moving Again!!! With Rylan And Henry. The characters are realistic and easy to relate to, the story itself is written so that a child can have it read to them or read it themselves. I would recommend Moving Again!!! With Rylan And Henry by Christy Jordan Wrenn to anyone with children in their lives.