This is the first book in a series that I picked up because a parent had come into work trying to find the series. It sounded as though it may be a popular series so checked it out to read and ended up reading it in a single session. Charlie is an interesting character and the "voice" of Charlie is bouncing, lively, and keeps the story moving along at a decent clip. Throughout the book are interesting images of the different animals that Charlie stumbles across in the jungle.
Best suited to children about 8 - 12 years of age, this is a fun read that has lots of interesting mental (and not so mental) imagery, and a great pace. If the rest of the series is this good then it should be a great story for young readers.
If you like this book then try:
- The field guide by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
- The Onts by Dan Greenburg
- Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
- Bartlett and the ice voyage by Odo Hirsch
Reviewed by Brilla