Betsy Beansprout Adventure Guide   -     By: Amber Elmore, Kasey Short
Buy Item InStock14.39$14.39 Retail: $15.99 Save 10% ($1.60) Add To Cart

Add To Wishlist

Betsy Beansprout Adventure Guide

Shadetree Publishing, LLC / 2011 / Paperback

$14.39 (CBD Price)
Retail: $15.99
Save 10% ($1.60)
In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW263280

Black Friday Again
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 46
Vendor: Shadetree Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.8 X 7.8 X 0.3 (inches)
ISBN: 0982263287
ISBN-13: 9780982263280
Ages: 5-9

Product Reviews

5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1
  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Explore the great outdoors with Betsy Beansprout
    April 17, 2012
    Christine M. Irvin
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Betsy Beansprout: Adventure guide, written by Amber Elmore, is, as the title implies, a guide to adventure, specifically a guide to outdoor adventures. Betsy is six years old and lives "in a state park deep in the heart of West Virginia". Betsy has the whole park to run around in and explore. As she says, "When you're a kid in a park, it's like having a giant playground filled with things to do, animals to meet, and adventures to have."

    The book is filled with all sorts of great things for kids. Betsy likes to take her dog for a walk, squish her toes in fresh mud puddles, watch ants crawl across a stick, play follow-the-leader, and have picnic lunches.

    Betsy has some Do's and Don'ts for being outdoors:

    • Do sit quietly and listen to the sounds of nature around you and appreciate what the Lord has created.

    • Do take the time to dance in the rain on a hot summer day as long as there are no thunder and lightning. [This is the way it's written in the book.]

    • Don't wander so far away that you can't hear your parent's voice. It gets a little spooky that way.

    • Don't play with snakes. Enough said.

    The author includes recipes for kid-friendly snacks like Ants in the Sand (graham crackers crumbs sprinkled with chocolate chips) and Walnut Snack Made for Humans (mix walnuts, raisins, pretzels and chocolate chips). And, there are two pages at the end of the book with Fun Facts. Did you know that male cardinals feed female cardinals while they sit on the nest to keep the eggs warm?

    The illustrations by Kasey Short are impressive. The detail is so amazing, the pictures look like photos!

    What I Like: In case you couldn't tell, I love the artwork! And, I think this would be a great book to encourage kids to spend time outdoors.

    What I Dislike: Although the artwork is incredible, I have a concern about one picture. There is an illustration of Betsy lying on the ground, face-to-face and only inches away from a groundhog. I know this is meant to be a cute picture, and it is, but I'm afraid it sends the wrong message to children. They should avoid wild animals, not try to get up close to them.

    And, for most part the vocabulary is just what you'd expect coming from a six-year-old, but there are a few places where the writing does not reflect a six-year-old's perspective, with words like "appreciate", "created" and "aware".

    Overall Rating: Very good.

    Age Appeal: 6-9.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search