We are a family of avid readers. In my daughters room she has 3 bookcases full of books. In our living room we have another 3 bookcases. And in my room I have 2 more bookcases. I love how a great book can take you places you’ve never dreamed of before. The Adventures of Prescott Junior McCoy III and Friends is a book that does just that. It opens your imagination and takes you to a place you’ve never been before.
The Adventures of Prescott Junior McCoy III and friends grabs readers within the first page. Prescott Junior McCoy III is a bear that goes by Wolf-Fin and is known for his wild imagination. One day while Wolf-Fin was waiting for his friends he heard a loud noise and went to investigate. Then he saw a bright shining light. When he got closer he could see it was a top hat and shoes! So he put them on. He thought they were magical! With his imagination in full swing Wolf-Fin had visions of witches and thought maybe these items were left behind with magical powers by them. But he dismissed it and started to sing his song and dance a little jig. When he done there was small group gathered. Wolf-Fin persuaded his friend to believe the shoes and hat had magical powers. Once he had them convinced he led them to where all the items had fallen from the sky. When they arrived they saw various items strewn everywhere.
They all filled their backpacks with the magical items. Then Wolf-Fin encouraged them all to use their imaginations. They laughed and played and had a wonderful time. Later that night Wolf-Fins mom noticed his new shoes and asked him about them. When he told her how he had come across the magical items that fell from the sky she told him how it most likely came from humans passing by. That those humans lose things all the time. When she saw the disappointment on his face she instantly followed up with well maybe they do have magical powers, maybe they belonged to a wicked witch or warlock!
This is a longer book than most that we read so be prepared for that. But it’s a great read. I loved how the mom kept the story alive and encouraged her child’s imagination. I know my daughter thought it was a pretty neat book and she really enjoyed it. Phyllistine Simmons did a wonderful job of catching a child’s attention within the first few sentences and keeping them engage throughout the whole time.