Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne

Dolphins at Daybreak
Magic Tree House #9
by Mary Pope Osborne

In the ninth installment of the Magic Tree House series, Jack and Annie are sitting out on a new adventure, to become Master Librarians. In order to do this, they must prove their ability to do research, in the form of solving riddles. They must solve four riddles, the first being this:
Rough and gray as rock,
I'm plain as plain can be.
But hidden deep inside
There's great beauty in me.
What am I?

As Jack and Annie find themselves in the middle of the ocean, within a mini - sub, they encounter a giant octopus, a very hungry shark and two beautiful dolphins. As they race to save themselves from becoming shark bait, Jack and Annie learn great new things about the ocean and the life it holds. With a cracking mini - sub, will the kids make it back on land before it's too late and will they be able to follow the clues to solve the riddle?

Dolphins at Daybreak is another hit for my six year old! We read it in two nights and enjoyed every moment of it. Again, I cannot stress how wonderful this series is and how much we anticipate each upcoming book!

*67 pgs