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“The greatest gift is a passion for reading.”
Publisher: Shooting Star Editions, American Literary Press,
Summary: Ruthie and her pet monkey Coco love exploring. In this adventure, they are discovering the rural areas of Honduras. Come along to feel the warmth of the sun, look at the beautiful waterfall, and meet some exotic animals. THis is an illustrated story that introduces kids to Honduras, a country in Central America.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 4 to 9
Age of Child: Read by students at Northumberland Elementary School, Newport News, VA for the Reading Tub's Use Your ABCs program. Read with children ages 9 and 10.
Young Reader Reaction: The kids focused on the different kinds of insects and their habitat. I picked the book, but they wanted to read it again when I was done.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is an informative, educational book. It introduces kids to a part of the world they know little about.
Pros: Kids will enjoy exploring the book and learning new things.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This would be a book in a classroom library.