A fun adventure kids will enjoy - 4 Stars
Author: Dinara Akbay
Illustrator: Yesim Deliboz
Published September 27, 2021
Age Group: Adventure book for kids 6-9, short chapter book with illustrations
In Ms. Akbay's adventurous chapter book, we meet two boys Jim and Tim. Jim and Tim are supposed to play together one afternoon but they have a fight. Suddenly, they find themselves transported to the jungle and have to work together to find their way home. Along the way, they meet up with several creatures that need their help and they must overcome the dangers that lurk in the jungle.
This is a Wizard of Oz-esque colourful adventure that kids will enjoy reading to themselves or with parents, depending on their age and ability. The illustrations were bright and - although a bit odd for my taste - my son was drawn to them and I do believe that kids will like them. The book is written well and is simple to understand. I think it is perfect for Ms. Akbay's targeted age group and I enjoyed it as well. Kids will learn about different jungle creatures and about the power of teamwork. The book has a fun plot but also an important message - but one that isn't too insistent. It doesn't get in the way of the fun. Overall a good adventure that I can see my son reading again and again.
I received a free copy of this book from the author and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.