Thursday, September 26, 2013
Review of Spartan and The Green Egg -A Trip To The Rainforest by Nabila Khashoggi
Recently I was asked to review the book Spartan and The Green Egg by Nabila Khashoggi. I thought it would be an interesting book to review due to my love of nature. I was not disappointed.
This hard cover book is the first in a series for Ms. Khashoggi. The story opens with the main character Spartan and his three friends, meet up in the tree club house. Spartan proceeds to tell the group about a book he has received that mentions how to contact aliens.
The group collectively decides, through the use of the power of imagination, that they will indeed contact aliens from outer space. They create the look of their spaceship and where they want to go.
Through great concentration they end up having an alien in a green egg appear.
This green egg is actually their spaceship which take them to the Amazon Rainforest. They have a few bumps along the way which could put them in danger.
However, there they meet Amazonian kids who take them back to their village. Spartan and friends learn how the children live in the village. They also experience a dream through a village shaman who shows them that the Rainforest is in grave danger from people who destroy it. This could mean the end of the Amazon Rainforest and extinction of many animals.
The group decides to do something and help save the Rainforest.
Do they accomplish their task? Are they forever stuck? Will it be enough? What about that green egg alien? You decide, read the book!
This book is for the older child who can read pretty well. The books illustrations were done by Manuel Cadag and quite impressive. Usually when I have read books the illustrations are on opposite pages or sparse. This book however, was written comic book style with the illustrations and words interacting with each other. I don't know a single kid that would not like this book.
To say the least, this book is excellent and I highly recommend it. I look forward to many more books in this series.
Spartan and The Green Egg deserves my 5 stars!
Disclosure: I was given this book to review for free. The words and opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
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