Gertrude and Toby’s Friday Adventure (Gertrude and Toby – 1) by Shari Tharp
Gertrude the goat and her best friend Toby the tortoise are adventurers. No sitting around on the boring farm for them! They love to explore, and every Friday they sneak off the farm for some extra fun. One Friday, Gertrude and Toby decide to visit the local candy store in town. They discover yummy goodies and treats, but soon find that the treats are not free!? Uh oh! The market owner grabs Toby. He demands money for the candy that Gertrude and Toby have taken by mistake. Gertrude must find a way to save her friend and get back home before Farmer Sam returns.
Gertrude the goat and her best friend Toby are always looking for a new adventure. They especially love Fridays because that is when Farmer Sam went shopping in town. One day, when they see Ryan, Farmer Sam’s son eating goodies and treats they decide that next Friday they are going to sneak into town to get some treats themselves. Along the way they meet a girl in a red cap, a frog princess, an old lady with shiny red apples, and a boy going to sell his cow.
Gertrude and Toby find the store with goodies and load up a bag. Unfortunately they didn’t know that they had to pay for the goodies. Toby is held at the store until Gertrude can find some way to pay for the goodies. Thankfully they meet a bunch of great people that are willing to help.
This is a great story with wonderful illustrations. Gertrude and Toby are not normal farm animals. They love their adventures and the get a big one. They do have consequences for their actions but I loved how Gertrude was will to do anything to help save Toby. I loved how the people they met along the way were willing to help Gertrude and Toby out.
This is a wonderful kid’s story and is the first in a series. I can’t wait to see what happens in the other books.
I received Gertrude and Toby’s Friday Adventure for free from eBooks for Review in exchange for an honest review.