Review: Boris on the Move, by Andrew Joyner


Boris on the Move, by Andrew Joyner

Age Range: 5 – 7 years
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Branches (April 30, 2013)
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Rating: 4 of 5 stars


A new early chapter book series where adventure is always just around the corner.

series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches. Aimed
at 5-to-7-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just
starting to read independently. With easy-to-read text, high-interest
content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books
will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers

Meet Boris! He lives with his mom and dad in Hogg Bay.
Their home is a van that once traveled all over the world. Then one
morning, Boris feels a jolt. Could it be? Is the van really moving? Is
Boris on an adventure at last?

But when Boris ends up on a trip
to a wildlife refuge instead of the jungle safari he’d imagined, he ends
up having an adventure he’ll never forget. Because for this little
warthog, life never quite turns out as he plans.

My Thoughts:

This is a fun early reader chapter book.  Boris has dreams of traveling the
world, but the farthest he gets is the neighboring park.  The best
part about this book are the illustrations. They add a lot of
personality and humor to the story.  I really like the fact that there is full color artwork on every page.

 I read this with my five year old and she loved it. I didn’t really see
the need for the character introduction at the beginning of the story,
but the rest of the book was pretty good. I would like to find more
Boris books to read with my daughter.

This book is available in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle editions.



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