“Read one more chapter, Mommy, pleeeaaase?”
I know when I hear that from my 6 year old, he is hooked. He could be off playing or tormenting his sister, but instead he is on my lap asking me to keep reading. Later, at bedtime, he opts to dash back downstairs to retrieve “the cool book about the caves” and we read two more chapters. He begs for more but I have to get my four year old ready for bed, get our schoolwork together for tomorrow and finish the laundry so I tell him, sadly, “No.”
He holds onto the book, paging through it to see the pictures. When I pass by his door on my way downstairs a few minutes later, he is still looking at it.
Wright On Time Arizona is the first of Lisa Cottrell-Bentley’s books in the Wright On Time Series. The series follows the Wright Family (kids Nadia and Aidan; parents Stephanie and Harrison) on their RV travels. The Wrights are homeschoolers and they travel around the U.S., learning all the way. The next two books have been released, Wright on Time Utah and Wright on Time Wyoming. There is a common thread throughout the books, an ongoing mystery about a strange device with cryptic symbols that Nadia Wright finds, and her quest to decipher what the symbols mean and what the device actually does.
Ms. Cottrell-Bentley began writing the series after she and her children searched for books about homeschooling families and found the selection very lacking.
The books provide suspense, action, and a nice interaction between family members, while imparting valuable information about the states in which the books take place. The parents have a host of interesting friends who supplement the children’s learning experiences: a paleontologist, a linguist, an energy expert, etc.
Bonus if you are a homeschooler: the Wrights are a homeschooling family. Bonus if you are not a homeschooler: The books are a great read! They make me wish I was a kid in a homeschooling RV-traveling family with parents who collect interesting friends.
I am so glad to have these books on our shelf and highly recommend them. They would make great gifts for the holidays!
Disclaimer: I received the three Wright on Time books free from the author, in exchange for posting a review on my blog. My review is my honest opinion about the product.