Zoey and Sassafras Book Review and Printables

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{disclaimer ~ we were sent these books to review and affiliate links are used in this post}

Oh my word. I can’t say enough about Zoey and Sassafras!. When my blog friend Asia asked if I would like to review her new chapter book series, I took a look, saw a dragon and a cat and said YES! I figured with two of my daughter’s VERY favorites on the cover, it was likely she would enjoy them. Plus she LOVES to read. The photo above shows moments after she opened the package that Asia sent us with the first book, her smile says it all.

She sat down to read it after we came inside from playing that day and she finished it all at once!

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I just happened to be sitting near her as I noticed her on the last page so I started filming so I could get her live and authentic reaction. I’ll let the video speak for itself.

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About the Series…

Zoey is a smart and sweet little girl with an adorable pet cat, Sassafras. Science, adventure and fantasy are woven together in the delightful tales. The books are funny, educational, and just simply enjoyable. I HIGHLY recommend them!

There are 3 books in the series {we are really hoping Asia will write more}, and they all feature larger font size, and black and white illustrations on many pages. The books are written at a 2nd grade independent reading level, but would make a great read aloud for a younger child. Honestly the stories are so well written that older kids will enjoy them too. The recommended age is 4-10, my daughter is almost 8 and these are perfect!

 

The Printables…

She also loves to color and asked me if I had any Zoey and Sassafras coloring pages! Thankfully we were given permission from the fabulous illustrator, Marion Lindsay, to use her images to create some printables! I first put together some simple coloring pages for her, which she also used as tracing sheets. She loves to practice her drawing skills.

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She is in 2nd grade, and I wanted to create a couple of activities to work on some skills also. First, I made a sheet for her to draw and write about her own magical animal. She loved this and I just love her creativity. After this she asked me if she could use one of her small notebooks to be her magical animal book. She has since written about several made-up magical animals all on her own!

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I also created a printable activity to work on some grammar skills. We came up with verbs and adjectives to describe Zoey and Sassafras!

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The words she chose to describe Zoey give a good picture into the type of main character this little girl is ~ creative, smart, and helpful. All traits I love to see in my own kids! Zoey likes to ~ investigate, explore, and play!

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She is BEGGING Asia to write more books, but she said she will reread these for now, she loves them so much!

 

You can download the free Zoey and Sassafras coloring pages and printables here!

Zoey and Sassafras Coloring Pages and Printables

 

Grab the books here on Amazon!



Easter Coloring Pages

Easter Coloring Pages

We have a brand new set of Easter Coloring printables. These are great for adults who like to color as well as children. 

The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

If you want to make a mini coloring book, you can scale down PDF files.

Here’s a peek at the different Easter coloring pages in this free printable coloring set! Pick the ones you like and enjoy some coloring time {with or without your kids}!

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Download the Easter Doodle coloring printables and more here!

Easter Coloring Pages

Look for this graphic and click to download!

 

See more Easter Fun here!

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Tot School Gathering Place Week 218

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

Each week we will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Remember, provide a link back to Tot School Gathering Place within your post that you link up, so you can be considered for the feature!

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Spring finally arrives tomorrow!! At 6:29 a.m. EDT! We can only hope that the weather will change when it arrives! The weather across much of the country has been cold, snowy, and just plain miserable! I am looking forward to warm sunshine, picnic lunches in the yard, and a beautiful and bountiful garden! I’m so ready! What are you looking forward to about spring? What activities do you have planned with your Tot for spring? Whatever you do, don’t forget to link up to the Gathering Place and share with us what you enjoyed doing with your Tot!

Some weeks Tot School just doesn’t go as planned – and we need to accept that! Take a look at how Mama Kate from Living a Mission, Being a Mummy handled Tot School with Tot Adam this past week.

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With the arrival of spring thoughts of cute little farm animals – lambs, chicks, bunnies and the like! Head on over to Living Montessori Now and see the new printable GrandMama Deb created. It may be an activity that your Tot will enjoy!

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Easter is just around the corner and maybe you’re looking for some activities to explain Easter and the other special days surrounding it. Check out Making Her Mama and see the ideas that Mama Nadine put together for her Tots. It may help your Tot understand the true meaning of Easter in a new way!

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Spring Coloring Pages

Spring Doodle Coloring Pages

We have a brand new set of Spring Doodle Coloring printables. These are great for adults who like to color as well as children. 

The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

If you want to make a mini coloring book, you can scale down PDF files.

Here’s a peek at the different Spring coloring pages in this free printable coloring set! Pick the ones you like and enjoy some coloring time {with or without your kids}!

Spring Coloring (1)

Spring Coloring (2) Spring Coloring (3) Spring Coloring (4)

Spring Coloring (5)

 

Download the Spring Doodle coloring printables and more here!

Spring Coloring Pages

Look for this graphic and click to download!

 

See more Spring Fun here!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Spring Theme on Pinterest.