Natalie has a lot on her plate. She can't seem to get Second Chance Ranch's newest rescued horse, Tango, to barrel race. She's also missing her best friend Sophia who recently moved away. A new girl in town, Darcy, seems like she could be bestie material, but she doesn't like to do any of the things Natalie and Sophia did together - and she's allergic to animals! Can Natalie help Tango learn a new skill while she learns a few of her own? At Second Chance Ranch, the Ramirez family cares and works to find homes for all kinds of animals on their 200-acre ranch in Texas._ Sisters Natalie (12), Abby (10), and twins Emily and Grace (9) all do their part to help out and give each animal the second chance it deserves.
About the Author
Jomike Tejido is an author and illustrator who has illustrated I Funny: School of Laughs, Middle School: Dog’s Best Friend, Pet Charms (Scholastic) and I Want to be… Dinosaurs! (Capstone) series. He has fond memories of horseback riding as a kid, and has always liked drawing fluffy animals. Jomike lives in Manila with his wife, his daughter Sophia, and a chow-chow named Oso.
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Two to Tango: A Natalie Story based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This was a sweet story about a young girl who is going through a rough time. She is the oldest sister of 4 girls, one with autism and twins who were adopted. Natalie's mom is a vet, and her dad runs the ranch where everyone helps with the rescue animals. Natalie's best friend Sophie has moved away and she misses her a lot. She meets a new girl who she thinks will become good friend but has very different interests. Natalie was a barrel racer, who outgrew her horse and was looking for a new one. When Tango is brought to the rescue center something is different. He was not abused or neglected, but no one had filed a report of a missing horse. Natalie wants to train Tango to become a barrel racer but is having no luck. Natalie soon realizes that Tango doesn't respond to the commands because he is trained as an English horse. The story shows a family that works together and pulls together to help one another. Natalie learns a lesson about learning about others and liking people (and animals) for who they are, and not trying to change them to be who you want them to be. She also learns about accepting disappointment and making the best of a situation. A great story for young girls (7 to 10). This is an early chapter book that would be enjoyed by young girls ages 7 to 10. A great addition to school, family or class library. The publisher generously provided me with the book via Netgalley.