Book Review - Savior of the Rain Forest by Bruno Gonzales

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Product Description

Savior of the Rain Forest is the story of Zalvator, a black panther who leads a group of animals on a mission to prevent their land from being destroyed. One day, as Zalvator is surveying for danger from atop the great pyramid, a red parrot named Roko flies in with a mysterious injury, too weak to talk. Soon other birds and wild creatures of the rain forest begin arriving and are confused at the sight of the injured parrot. Finally, Roko regains some strength, and he begins to tell the animals surrounding him of the terrible tragedy that had taken place the night before.

The red parrot tells the gathering animals that they may be in danger and that the same group that destroyed Roko's home is on their way. It all began when Roko and his friends noticed large machines flying in the air that they had never seen before. Soon they found themselves running for their lives as the rain forest they called home was being taken away from them.

My Take:

The publisher recommends this book for 9 to 12 year olds but my son who will be 4 this month liked the story very much. I honestly wasn't a huge fan of the illustrations but the bright colors and likable characters again very much appealed to my son. The story of a panther saving his little piece of the jungle by rescuing the son of the lead explorer is a touching piece that I only wish were so simple in real life.

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