First posted on 2014-11-30
Thrilled by latest review of my book ORANGUTAN HOUDINI which calls it a “delight” and “perfect as a jumping off point for learning about primates and endangered animals.”
Joy Makin’ Mamas blog says: “As a story book, this is delightful all by itself. As a jumping off point for learning about primates, endangered animals, and non-local species, it’s perfect.”
She also says: Raising children with an appreciation for our natural world requires that we show them that world in every way we possibly can. Visiting our nations best zoos and natural parks, going outside and building a rain garden, observing the comings and goings of birds, squirrels, lizards, butterflies, bees, and other everyday animals are all great ways of doing this. But to bring home the lesson about how amazing the creatures of our world are, sometimes you really just need a book. Because the world is so vast and life is so abundant you could never, ever, ever expose your child to every amazing living thing in the world without the help of books.”
I agree. Books help expose us to this vast world filled with amazing creatures. It’s why I write…and delight in sharing stories.