Twin Adventures

Farmhouse Visit (Twin Adventures Series)

Children - Adventure
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 04/13/2022
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Reviewed by Sheena Monnin for Readers' Favorite

Twin Adventures: Farmhouse Visit by Pat Henry and Harold Gonzales is a fun-filled adventure story for kids that combines real-life adventures with adventures of the imagination. This story takes adorable twins Tate and Kate to visit their grandparents’ farm. The twins are so excited to do their favorite activities on the farm and spend time with their family. From the moment they start their day until the very end of the story, the author makes sure to remind children that daily chores and good habits are a positive part of life. Once the twins are on the farm, they use their imaginations to interact with a family of rabbits. At the end of the day, they must say goodbye to their imaginary friends but they can enjoy the fresh produce and pecans they helped to pick on the farm that evening.

Authors Pat Henry and Harold Gonzales write a delightful story in Twin Adventures: Farmhouse Visit. The illustrations by Bryant Albert add vibrancy, detail, and charm to the story and bring the adventure to life. I appreciate the way the authors combine a fun, active day with opportunities for the children to use their imaginations to make the day even more fun. The focus on family time spent together adds a lovely element to the story. Even children who have never been to a farm would be able to visualize the activities of the twins and be able to relate to the fun things the twins do while visiting their grandparents. The kindness between the twins and their family members made for a pleasant, refreshing read.

Diana Lopez

Tate and Kate are four-year-old twins. They both have great imaginations, are always together, and have amazing adventures. From the moment they get up, they start their day with a high spirit and follow their personal cleaning routine. The twins ook for the fun side of every activity in their day to make the most of it, and they're pretty good at it. And this time, they will go to visit their grandparents. Twin Adventures: Farmhouse Visit shows us that children have minds full of curiosity and wonder that must be stimulated through good experiences. Pat Henry and Harold Gonzales teach us that family life is one of the best experiences that anyone can have.

I really liked the values this book represents. As children grow up, they become more interested in the things they see around them. We must take advantage from an early age so that they understand and learn the value and love of the family. That's why I liked Twin Adventures: Farmhouse Visit. In this adventure, the twins visit their grandparents and spend great moments with them. It is very nice to see this concept because, in general, when children spend time with their grandparents, they tend to learn all kinds of useful things, they develop a better character and personality. Pat Henry and Harold Gonzales narrate a sweet story that focuses on family unity and this encourages young people to develop a better social life. Young readers see that sharing family time is a great adventure.

Vincent Dublado

Farmhouse Visit by Pat Henry and Harold Gonzales is part of the Twin Adventures Series that centers on the amazing four-year-old twins, Tate and Kate. This time, the twins with the most active imaginations are going on a farm visit which makes them very excited. While their grandma and grandpa own and manage a farm, they also live in a nice building with many things that Tate and Kate are not allowed to touch, and their grandparents always take them to fancy places and dress them in clothes that shouldn’t get dirty. This is what makes the farmhouse visit a different and more fun-filled experience. They are allowed to harvest pecans, feed the fish in the pond, and pick strawberries, bell peppers, basil, and tomatoes. These are just a few of the many adventures that they will have at their grandparents’ farmhouse.

Pat Henry and Harold Gonzales successfully deliver well-chosen short paragraphs that hit the right spot as far as reading level and appropriateness for their target readers are concerned. The word choices are not too simple but also not too complex. As for the theme and message, this outdoor adventure teaches children important life lessons that simply cannot be learned in front of the television, as the twins become immersed in hands-on experiences about bonding with family and nature. The artwork is bright and attractive thanks to the wonderful work of illustrator Bryant Albert. The solid colors of the line drawings give it a clean and crisp look - what a good storybook illustration should be. Moreover, the character designs are well-styled and their physical characteristics give them their distinct personalities. Twin Adventures: Farmhouse Visit is a simple yet engaging story. Fans of Magic Tree House are likely to pick this up.