What a fun and exciting book! I enjoyed going through the book and enjoying the adventure! It was wonderful to share with the little one! So many opportunities to teach her about traveling, friendship and adventure of course! While the time hasn’t come where I can take her physically on adventures, I love that I can take her with words and pictures. Through these pages we got to go to see many things, both real and pretend. While this fun little book is targeted toward ages 4-9, I feel like it is never too early to expose my little Cub to any appropriate book. I want her to have the best chance I can give and a huge part of that includes books.
Children love to explore; it’s intuitive. And they tend to struggle when asked to confine their activities and behaviors to our adult-imposed rules and paths. Chickadees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half is a vibrantly and exceptionally well-illustrated adventure book meant to inspire children to follow their urges to explore and to appreciate diversity. The book starts off when “One day a little brown monkey with dazzling olive green eyes, a friendly smile, and a long curly tail asked his father if there was more to the life than just hanging around with other monkeys and eating bananas.” Before long he meets a lovely grey cat and a majestic blue pelican each on their own quests. Together, they explore a foreign island and when their journey takes them into a private swath of land, they befriend a local dog who takes them further than they ever imagined.
Chickadees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half emphasizes several significant values, which help us subsist and ultimately thrive: learning through independent exploration, the need for friendship, the importance of respect and tolerance for other cultures, languages, and lifestyle diversity, along with a healthy understanding of the powers of mother nature.
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