Okay, this book is just fun. Graham Annable writes a fun story about friendship and overcoming trials with Peter & Ernesto the Lost Sloths. The question asked throughout the book is : Can Peter and Ernesto save the day? Can they find the sloths the home they so desperately need?
What I am Reviewing
Peter and Ernesto loved their tree.
Then a hurricane came and blew it away!
Now, Peter, Ernesto, and the rest of their sloth friends must venture into the jungle to find a new – great – tree. But the jungle is full of dangers, including angry ants, slithering snakes, and a ravenous jaguar!
Can cautious Peter and confident Ernesto work together to keep their tribe safe? They’ll have to, if they want to find the perfect tree to call home!
Details About this Book
Peter and Ernesto are friends living in a tree with all their friends. A hurricane happens. Their tree… well.. a hurricane happened! Whatever would they do?!?!?! Peter and Ernesto to the rescue!
Through a graphic novel format we watch as Peter and Ernesto make new friends and discover all the life in their forest.
Humour is abundant throughout (watch out for the peccaries). Teamwork is important, and problem solving dangers is real.
The text is larger than normal for a graphic novel, making this a great introduction to elementary students to the graphic novel format. The story is carried along nicely from frame to frame, predominately using a conversational format. I enjoyed the use of colour in the illustrations and how it fit with a forest theme and rainy weather.
The story is simple, the forest fraught with danger, but friendship holds true. It’s a fun read. Go borrow it from your library or order it for your book shelves. 🙂