My rating: 5 of 5 stars
After reading the first book in the Jasper Amazon Parrot Book series by Sharon C. Williams, I had to get a copy of the second one, Jasper: Rainforest Friends and Family. They were both published in 2019 by Next Chapter, and they are children’s chapter books. I highly recommend them as great, fun learning tools for schools and homes.
After learning about the pros and cons of the rain forest in the first book, Jasper and his brother are beginning to explore more on their own. Momma lets them go, as all parents must, but she gives enough guidance. Traveling around with their sloth and monkey friends, the boys encounter more danger, meet the monkey’s family, and save another creature from possible danger.
The heart of this series is the friendship between the various species. I also found the parent / child relationships strong and realistic. We learn how monkeys take care of each other by picking fleas from each other’s fur, and we see what an outsider might think about this practice. What a great learning tool for children to understand differences among various ethnicities or communities, and how we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover or certain practices.
The writing is well aligned to a child’s ability to grasp new concepts too. A bit of repetition and evolution throughout the pages will help the concepts become more familiar, and when we see the outcome of bad decisions, we understand how to listen better to our parents. When the families get together to talk about their ‘wayward’ children (I mean that in a lovable manner)… it’s almost like having a childhood best friend and a second home to fondly recall.
If you love animals, book that teach lessons in a strong manner, and an opportunity for something clever, give these a try please!
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