Welcome to Magic Tree House Monday!
Each Monday (other than when special events are planned) I will review one book of the Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne.
After book 8 concluded with Jack and Annie releasing Morgan from the spell, the question was what kind of adventure would be next. In Book 9, Dolphins at Daybreak, Morgan returns with the Tree House asking Jack and Annie for help. She needs them to become Master Librarians but in order to do so they must be able to answer some riddles. To find the answer to the first riddle the Tree House takes them out into the ocean.
My Review: The adventure kicks off again and a new mystery to solve. This time Jack and Annie head out to solve a riddle. It was fun to have a task that the reader could try solving, maybe even before Jack and Annie figured it out. It was quite the adventure but also a little scary if the young reader is afraid of ocean animals. Luckily, nothing truly scary happens. Oh and as a side note, I mentioned in my last review wondering about the parents, this time they were present and at least acknowledged that the kids were leaving the house before the sun was up.
My Rating: It seems like the books are starting to become a little more complex, but it is subtle. While still enjoying the adventure, young readers must now challenge their minds too. I give this one a rating of Four Paws.