We love all of the 'Adventures at Green Apple Acres' books. It is even more special as we had the opportunity to spend time on the farm with the girls in our Girl Scout troop learning about the horses and especially becoming friends with Cynthia. The girls in our troop earned their Girl Scout Silver Award by working on a project on Cynthia's farm. Our Girl Scout Troop even invited younger girls from the Daisy Troop to the farm to show them how they earned their Silver Award. Loved sharing these books with my nieces, too, as they are also animal lovers. Thank you so much, Cynthia, for writing such wonderful books filled with life lessons.
In November, Cynthia came to North Side Elementary for an author's visit assembly for students at our elementary school. Each classroom had prepared for her visit by reading Adventures at Green Apple Acres. The stories were engaging and fun. Each story taught a life lesson to which students could easily relate. The children were very excited for the presentation and Cynthia didn't let them down. She was wonderful. She showed the kids pictures of the real animals that the characters in her stories were based on. She talked about the writing process and inspired our young authors to keep up their hard work.
Maddie loves Adventures at Green Apple Acres - she has already read the first three stories. I asked her which story was her favorite and she said ‘I can't decide because they are all so good’. She is excited to read the next story with me.
We love your book! My granddaughter, 2nd grade, did a book report on the first story on Monday!
Wolfie the Most Beautiful Pony in the World was my favorite in Adventures At Green Apple Acres because I strive to see the inner beauty in people and other beings. As an example, my favorite dogs have always been mutts - not classically built, with features that can be easily judged, like purebreds at shows - but scruffy, one-of-a-kind companions, with personalities as unique as their outward appearances. And when I was in school, I avoided the cliques of girls who seemed overly concerned with their looks and clothing. Instead, I gravitated toward those who may not have been perfect on the outside, but they had a brain and a sense of humor, which I found much more interesting than a pretty dress or impeccable make-up and hair. So, like John, I can appreciate someone for all they have to offer, and see past what meets the eye.
Last evening I read the first story of your book, 'Shiloh and the Barn Mouse' to my daughter, Olivia. She loved the story so much that last night she went to sleep hugging the book. This morning when I left for work she was paging through it with her friend. She was so happy and excited! We will start reading the other stories this weekend. This is Olivia's most favorite book EVER!
We enjoyed meeting you at the Horse World Expo and what you said to Ryan has stayed with him. He just recently used your book as his main focus for his oral presentation at school. We have read your entire book as a family and absolutely love the moral messages behind each story. What a gift you have!
My great niece, Gianna, loves animals and I knew the ‘Adventures at Green Apple Acres' book series would be a wonderful Christmas gift for her, so I purchased all three books. Gianna read the stories in all three books and enjoyed all of the adventures of the farm animals. To add to the excitement, I arranged a visit to Cynthia’s farm for Gianna and me. Gianna got to meet Shiloh! Those two bonded like they knew each other forever! We could tell in Gianna’s eyes during our visit that she was on top of the world! Many of the animals at Cynthia’s farm are in the stories of her books. Thank you, Cynthia, for writing these stories. The stories not only give children an opportunity to escape into another world, but also, they teach life lessons. Gianna and I are looking forward to future books and more adventures for the animals on the farm!
We have been fortunate to be one of the first to purchase each of the Adventures at Green Apple Acres books, as soon as they are published, for our five year old grandson, Blake. After reading the stories to Blake, who loves animals, we were invited by Miss Cynthia to visit her farm and meet Shiloh and the other farm animals in the books. Being able to interact with the horses and the other animals on the farm brought to life the stories in the books for him. It is an adventure he talks about every time we see a horse or a stray cat in our travels. We look forward to future books in the series.
I read Book One and Book Two and loved all the animals and how they talked to each other. I especially liked Shiloh in the first book because I was able to meet the real Shiloh and feed him at Miss Cynthia’s farm. I also like to draw and really liked the pictures in the book. I want to be an artist when I grow up.
Recently I took the opportunity to read the first story of Book One, “Shiloh and the Barn Mouse”. I thought I would read it first before reading it to my granddaughters. That story was heartwarming and very touching. It also had me thinking about the times I get scared, and how I felt and still feel at times. I thought it was an excellent story of confidence. That little Loco sure knew a big amount about confidence.