My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Book Description: Gertrude the goat and her best friend Toby the tortoise are adventurers. No sitting around on the boring farm for them! They love to explore, and every Friday they sneak off the farm for some extra fun. One Friday, Gertrude and Toby decide to visit the local candy store in town. They discover yummy goodies and treats, but soon find that the treats are not free!? Uh oh! The market owner grabs Toby. He demands money for the candy that Gertrude and Toby have taken by mistake. Gertrude must find a way to save her friend and get back home before Farmer Sam returns.
My thoughts; Gertrude is a goat and Toby is a tortoise. They are best friends and bored with life on the farm. Together they have adventures that a goat and tortoise would not normally have.
This is a cute book with fun illustrations. In fact, the illustrations were my favorite part of the book. The story line had the duo going to Honey Bale Market. On their way the meet up with characters from fairy tales. Their interaction with them is brief. It may be a good way to introduce them to the gingerbread man, the frog princess, Red Riding Hood, Jack, and a few others.