Through the Rug is a delightful chapter book by Jill Ammon Vanderwood. Full of silly action and event that will delight young readers, this book is now available in a special 10th-anniversary edition.
If you haven’t been lucky enough to read Through the Rug, here’s a glimpse.
Alyssa is over for a visti with her Grandma when the unexpected happens. Grnadma Emma signed up for cooking school, and Alyssa is curious to see what she’s cooked up. The class that Grandma Emma signed up for was for “magical recipes” — but instead of learning recipes for treats that taste magical, it turned out to be a class for recipes for making magic! Alyssa quickly learns that Grandma Emma accidently turned her black and white dog pink and green… then observes that…perhaps… Grandma plays a bit loose with following directions. That’s when the hilarity begins.
Written for children in third through sixth grades, Through the Rug is a chapter book that is well paced, captures the reader’s interest, and at 125 pages is just the right length for a young person new to independently reading novels. As both a mom and an educator, I appreciate that the author included a list of questions at the end of the book. These are open-ended questions that invite the reader to thoughtfully reflect on characters and events in the story, and just possibly discover how much they have in common, even if they don’t have to deal with unexpected, out-of-control magic adventures.
Through the Rug, 10th-anniversary edition, is available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats.
In addition, author Jill Ammon Vanderwood has written two more books in the Through the Rug series:
You can visit author Jill Ammon Vanderwood’s website at JillVanderwood.com.