Sunday, July 4, 2010

Book Review: Animalympics

Little Man is so excited to have almost reached his summer goal for reading. At the beginning of June, he pledged to read 150 books before school started again, and at the end of last week, we passed #100.

One way to keep him reading has been to find new, fun stories. He's always excited to find new books. And if it's an animal story, he's even more thrilled.

Needless to say, he couldn't wait to dive into the Animalympics stories. Animalympics is a set of five stories, bundled together in a slip case, that follows five different animals as they set out on athletic adventures.
The books include:
Jifu's Twist of Luck by Mio Debnam
Geoff and the Ride of his Life by Louise Renwick
Chiru's Lucky Seven by Karmel Schreyer
Esmelda Goes for Gold by Susan Sprengeler
Panda Goes to the Olympics by Judith Simanovszky

All the stories are illustrated by Adeline Ko, and contain bright, eye-catching drawings.

Little Man loved all five of the stories, though Panda Goes to the Olympics was his favorite. The story follows baby panda as she trains for the games. Through her struggles, she learns there's more than one way to reach a goal and that she should never give up.

Each story contains a positive message. They teach little one's to persevere, try your best, and remember the importance of friends and family.

At the end of each book, there are facts about the animal featured in the story, as well as facts about the Olympics.

We both enjoyed reading the stories together, and I'm sure we will be revisiting them over and over again before the summer ends.

A copy of the books were provided for review. All opinions are our own.

1 comment:

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Congrats to your little guy for almost making his goal! That's awesome!