Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive

Monday, October 13, 2014

Book Review - Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive

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About the Book
Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books.

Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn’t have is a horse — until he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it’s love at first sight. Maybelline loves spaghetti and sweet nothings, and she loves Leroy, too. But when Leroy forgets the third and final rule of caring for Maybelline, disaster ensues. Can Leroy wrestle fate to the ground, rescue the horse of his heart, and lasso loneliness for good? Join Leroy, Maybelline, and a cast of familiar characters — Stella, Frank, Mrs. Watson, and everyone’s favorite porcine wonder, Mercy — for some hilarious and heartfelt horsing around on Deckawoo Drive.

My Take on the Book
This is such a fun book! My daughter loved the Mercy Watson books and when we received this book she knew exactly what book Leroy Ninker was in and was excited to be able to see him in his own story. The author did a great job as usual to make Deckawoo Drive come alive with its' unique and fun characters as well humorous plot. We were chuckling throughout the story and had a blast reading this together. One of the things that I really like about this author is that she writes in a way that an earlier reader (let's say 1st grade) can handle reading by herself or with minimal assistance. That being said, this story is a ton if fun. You get to really get to know Leroy Ninker in a much deeper way and he gets into some fun situations with food and friends and so much more. If you liked Mercy Watson, you will love this new story, and if not, you need to read this and the Mercy Watson stories, you do not know hat you are missing until you do!

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