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Gertrude and Toby's Friday Adventure

by Shari Tharp

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"Gertrude the goat and her best friend Toby the tortoise are adventurers. No sitting around on the boring farm for them! They love to explore, and every Friday they sneak off the farm for some extra fun. One Friday, Gertrude and Toby decide to visit the local candy store in town. They discover yummy goodies and treats, but soon find that the treats are not free! Uh oh! The market owner grabs Toby. He demands money for the candy that Gertrude and Toby have taken by mistake. Gertrude must find a way to save her friend and get back home before Farmer Sam returns."--www.Amazon.com.… (more)

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i received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
i have just read this book with my 7 years old son, the book is wonderful and very simple... my son could read it easily and said it was funny and the two friends, the goat and the tortoise were smart.....he said that the story was too short!! we will look for other coming volumes- ( )
  Mandane75 | Nov 16, 2018 |
i received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
i have just read this book with my 7 years old son, the book is wonderful and very simple... my son could read it easily and said it was funny and the two friends, the goat and the tortoise were smart.....he said that the story was too short!! we will look for other coming volumes- ( )
  Mandane75 | Nov 16, 2018 |
My son is 8 and he loved this story. It was a quick read and he has read it many times now. It is a medley of classic tales around our two main characters. Perfect for young readers. ( )
  texasbaron | Feb 22, 2017 |
What a fun read! I loved the behhhing goat named Gertrude and the wise old tortoise named Toby. There are references to the stories "Little Red Riding Hood", "The Frog Prince", "Snow White", "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "The Gingerbread Man". Gertrude and Toby's Friday Adventure is a great stand-alone story even if a child doesn't have knowledge of the other fairy tales.

Since reading this book, I have found that Shari Tharp has also published Gertrude and Toby Save the Gingerbread Man and Gertrude and Toby Meet the Wolf. I plan to buy all three from Amazon and have them sent to my grand-kids. I am disappointed that I can't find the books to order from Follett. I would love to purchase all three in hardbound for some of my library customers at school. I will keep checking back and hope that they become available.

Jim Heath has created comical and colorful illustrations that add humor to this story. Shari Tharp has created a rollicking adventure. I think kids will love it. ( )
  Winnemucca | Feb 22, 2017 |
Gertrude and Toby met includes several well-known fairy tale characters on their adventure. It introduces the concept of paying for what you get and asking for help when needed. The pleasant drawings will interest younger children.

LibraryThing Member Giveaway randomly chose me to receive this book free from the publisher. I was under no obligation to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. ( )
  bemislibrary | Feb 18, 2017 |
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First of all, I love the illustrations. They are simple and clean, yet pair with the text beautifully. I am equally pleased with the rest of the book as well. This Gertrude and Toby story is the first installment of the series and introduces the two protagonists. The story is straightforward and unique - this is not just another fairy-tale riff. Readers will become engaged with the adorable, titular pair and will enjoy meeting familiar storybook characters along the way! Recommended for Pre-K to Second Grades.
 
Adorable illustrations. I loved the detail paid to creating a sense of texture in many of the images, providing so much depth and whimsy. Their journey is described logically and engagingly, evoking a sense of excitement for the characters we know and like early on, thanks to the smart descriptions and fabulous dialogue. Settings stand out especially well; author has a great talent for bringing settings to life, and the popping up of fairy tale characters was amusing and enjoyable, good touchstones to advance the reader through the book. Very imaginative and fun, and I could tell that the author loved writing those scenes. A sort of sparkle exists there. I'm impressed by the author's stellar structuring of the book, crisp cadence, and wonderful characterization throughout. The story is fresh and fun, Gertrude and Toby are characters I'd definitely look for in additional books to a series, which I thought early in reading this book, and then delighted at finding out about Book 2. One of the details that impressed me so much here is the sense of movement in scenes, excitement with the right touch of potential danger to draw the reader in. Age-appropriate language completes the terrific detailing of this book. Very well done. A true standout, encouraging the reader to hope for another adventure from this author/illustrator pair. --Judge, 24th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards, December 2016
added by atlaspublishing | edit24th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards, Judge (Dec 1, 2016)
 
All the more impressive as "Gertrude and Toby's Friday Adventure" is Shari Tharp's debut as a children's picture book author. This delightful and entertaining volume is Book 1 in the Gertrude and Toby fairy tale adventure book series and will leave its young readers ages 6 to 9 looking eagerly toward the next installment of the daring duo's adventures. While very highly recommended for elementary school and community library collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Gertrude and Toby's Friday Adventure" is also available in a paperback edition (9780996967914, $8.09) and in a Kindle format ($4.99).
added by atlaspublishing | editMidwest Book Review (Jun 1, 2016)
 
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For Justin—you finally got your "baby goat"
S.T.
To all the kids in my family, I hope when you read this book you will always remember that life is full of adventure.
J.H.
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Gertrude is a young goat who lives at McFarland Farms.
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"No!" screamed the old lady. "You wouldn't like these apples anyway." And she hurried away.
"That's not true!" Toby called out. "Indeed, my friend will eat anything."
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Editions: 0996967907, 0996967915, 0996967982

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