Ballymore is a small town inhabited by animals, each playing an important role in the community. The stories in this chapter book take us through a year in Ballymore and show us how the characters live, work, and play. They help each other in times of crisis and celebrate happy times together. Even the newest residents are instantly welcomed into the Ballymore family where it is clear they practice and teach The Golden Rule.
Although there are many characters, the author manages to make each so unique that you won't soon forget them or their little quirks. You'll find yourself rooting for them one minute and worrying about them the next. There's never a dull moment!
One great adventure begins when the animals find a note left by past residents of Ballymore. The instructions in the note initiate a hunt for a special treasure that will connect the past with the present. The entire community pitches in to find the clues and decipher a secret code.
A great book for children seven to ten years old to read on their own and a fun read-aloud for younger children (and parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians).