Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review: The Pasta Family Children's Books

I have mentioned previously that my husband's family is Italian, and his father actually immigrated to America with his parents when he was a child. With such a strong Italian background, my husband LOVES eating pasta and we have different varieties several nights each week. When I came across a site mentioning the Pasta Family of books, and that they were looking for bloggers to review them, I knew I had to sign up right away.

When these books came, the boys just fell in love with them. They have read each one cover to cover several times. As part of their homework, they are each required to read for a minimum of 30 minutes each evening, and these books are now a staple in the rotation, although the favorite seems to be "The Pasta Family 5: Macaroni in Space".

What is so neat about this particular series is that the characters all have pasta names, such as Annaleenie, Tony Spumoni, and Verma Chelly. These books are very well written, but easy for young readers to read and understand, and they all have a wonderful learning lesson included. The artwork is phenomenal, and Aaron, our resident artist, has been trying to "re-create" some of the photos for his home school book-reports. I am happy that they are all able to comprehend and reiterate the most important lessons they learned from books they enjoyed reading.

Here is a snippet from the website about the book my kids enjoyed the most:

May The Sauce Be With You!!!
A short time ago in a galaxy very, very close to this one....the Pasta Family goes cosmic! When little Annaleenie tries to save her family's Sunday dinner with store-bought sauce, she goes where no Macaroni has gone before -- into an outer space adventure of fun, action, spaceships, jet-boots and giant, menacing meatball monsters! Will Annaleenie be able to stop the world-destroying plan of space villain Verma Chelly?
Will she face her fears to save the galaxy?

Will she learn the value of the friendship of her loyal crew before it's too late? The answers await in this, the most epic, most spectacular, most futuristic and sci-fy-est adventure of The First Family Of Macaroni
-- The Pasta Family!
84 pages

For more information on this series, be sure to check out the WEBSITE for more information, and a store where you can purchase copies via Paypal. The The Pasta Family is also available from Amazon.

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