ES6tLMQ0PXfdqC9-18bZz9xUQ9E The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife: Book Reviews: Penny & Rio & Giveaway

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Book Reviews: Penny & Rio & Giveaway

I had a wonderful opportunity to review 2 books written by Jennifer Swanson from her Penny & Rio series. My boys and I realy enjoyed reading these books together. These were the first books that I've read to them that had chapters. They loved that it had chapters because we would read a couple every night before bed, and they couldn't wait for the next night to see what happend next!

Jennifer based Penny & Rio off of 2 dogs that she owned. Guess what their names were. Ha, yup, Penny & Rio! Penny & Rio are always in search of adventure! Well, mostly Penny, but Rio steps in from time to time to help. My boys really loved that they were detectives! They usually run around the house saying that they are super agents, so they were totally into the mysteries in the books. Both books have won the Mom's Choice Awards, and I see why! I can't wait to see what happens next with those 2 loveable pups!

Penny & Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting
Penny and Rio are two dogs who are complete opposites. enny is curious and always on the go, while Rio prefers a good nap. At their new house, Penny discovers that their backyard is the metting place for several different animals. Penny doesn't know why a cat, a groundhog, a squirrel, and an owl could possibly be meeting, but she knows she has to find out. She comes up with an ingenious plan for spying on them and discovers their plot. She has to stop them- but can she get her sister dog, Rio, to help her or will Rio decide that sleep is more important?
Follow along as these two pet detectives, Penny and Rio solve the first of many cases in Penny and Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Metting.


Penny & Rio: The Locked Doghouse Mystery
The crime-fighting dog duo of Penny and Rio are on the case again! Squeaky the mouse desperately needs thei help to recover his precious belongings from a locked doghouse next door. But will Hobbes, the Great Dane, who lives in the yard object? Through an inventive plan, the resourceful pair strive to solve this mystery. Can they recover Squeaky's belongings before the doghouse is destroyed? Follow along as the dynamic detectives, Penny and Rio, discover that they can do anyhing, as long as they work together.




~Buy It~
Go HERE to find out where and how to buy these wonderful books!

~Win It~
Trust me, if you have little ones, you are going to want these books! Jennifer is offering that chance for one of my readersto win a copy of the award winning book Penny & Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting!

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**Rules**
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Both the first and second Penny and Rio books will be published in Thailand. Look for the Thai version in 2010.

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tree said...

i learned that Jennifer is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, she also pursued her other love of science and became a prep school chemistry teacher. From there, her Navy career took her to Norfolk, VA where she was stationed with her husband, Jon.

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