I received this book for free from the publisher at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review.
Your Very Own Robot (Choose Your Own Adventure) by R.A. Montgomery
Published on August 30, 2011.
Choose your own adventure series for your younger children. Beautifully illustrated and easy to read. With 12 possible endings which ending will you choose?
I was so excited to see that Choose Your Own Adventure was exhibiting at BEA. I loved those books when I was younger. I picked up this earlier reader adventure for my 6 year-old son. I was waiting for him to get a little better at reading, so he could read it to me, but in the end, I ended up reading it to him twice.
The first time we read it, we must have made all the wrong choices because our adventure ended after only about 10 pages and was quite dull. The second time we read the book, we made better choices, but the book was still shorter than I would have liked. We had a couple of twists and turns in the roughly 25 pages I had to read that time, but the book overall is 80 pages, so there's a lot we still haven't explored.
This book would make a better independent read because the young reader (ages 5-8) would be tired of reading right around the time the adventure ends. The re-readability of this book is great because the story changes every time. It's almost as fun as I remember, and I know we'll read it again a couple more times, but I think we'll wait until my son truly can read it on his own.
My Rating: 3 Stars
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