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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Bea Reviews Little Tails in the Savannah by Frederic Brremaud & Illustrated by Federico Bertolucci

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Little Tails in the Savannah, Frederic Brremaud, Federico Bertolucci
Series: Little Tails Wildlife Adventures #3
Publisher: Magnetic Press 
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: May 23rd, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

Chipper and Squizzo are a precocious puppy and squirrel who love to explore new and exciting environments, flying their cardboard box airplane to wondrous worlds full of fascinating animals and creatures. In each volume of this fun, educational series, they tour a different location, encountering the real-world animals found there in beautiful illustration and fun cartoon strip antics.

This third volume sees our adorable nature guides exploring the wild African Savannah!

My Thoughts:

I do enjoy the collaborations between Brremaud and Bertolucci. Their stories are typically engaging and full of detailed, eye-catching, colorful art. This is no exception. Part of their children's series, it takes readers on a fantastic journey through the African savannah while also showcasing imaginative play.

Squizzo the squirrel and Chipper the pup love to travel and go on adventures. Using their cardboard airplane, they travel to the African savannah to visit Squizzo's uncle Buzz, a flying squirrel. Along the way, they see or encounter different animals. While the plot is minimal, the artwork is fantastic. Each page has a black and white panel with Squizzo and Chipper with the animals in glorious color on the rest of the page. Some of the encounters are a little too up close and personal but no one is harmed, just spooked or scared. We learn a fact or two at each encounter as Squizzo and Chipper journey to Uncle Buzz's and the back of the book has additional facts about the animals.

"Little Tails in the Savannah" neither glorifies nor demonizes the animals but simply presents them to children in technicolor detail. Children will enjoy the artwork and the little story about the airplane ride and Uncle Buzz.

1 comment:

  1. That cover is precious. I'd love to read and share this on my Kid's Korner feature!


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