Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Snuggles' Japanese Alps Adventures Book Review

::From the back of the book::
Snuggles knows how freezing cold it can get  the Japanese Alps. Will he plan ahead to have enough time to travel to the Japanese hot springs before the bad winter storms arrive?

::My Description::
Snuggles is a baby snow monkey on a journey with his mom to the hot springs where they will survive the winter. Along the way you and your child will see breath-taking photographs (taken by the author/master photographer himself, Tim Ostermeyer) of Snuggles, his mother, and other snow monkeys as they embark on their journey.
The photos are magical, wonderfully taken, and will definitely keep a child of any age intrigued.
In addition to the photographs Snuggle's journey unfolds and your child will learn all about planning ahead, snow monkey facts, evolution, bible verses, etc.
I love how everything is put together nicely in this book without taking away from the story at hand. Your child won't feel as if your merely lecturing on facts but will follow a wonderful story line of love, planning, and faith.
There are bible verses on various pages throughout the book which gives understanding, encouragement, love, and boosts faith in children. It also relates nicely to the part of Snuggle's journey which makes it fall right in place.

::My personal thoughts::
I love how this book teaches a multitude of things at once. The photographs are just beautifully taken and will immediately capture and hold your child's attention. I have two sons age 4 and 1 1/2 and they were BOTH riveted. Even my youngest kept pointing at the pages totally intrigued.
The messages of faith, love, and God's understanding are scattered throughout which is just wonderful. Many of the verses are just perfect for a child to hear to feel that protection and love from God.
Your child will also learn interesting facts about snow monkeys, the Japanese alps, and evolution in general. It's never too early to teach our children interesting facts, and this book puts it in perfect understanding for even the youngest of scholars.
All in all I loved it, my kids loved it, and I would recommend it to anyone.
We found ourselves laughing aloud to Snuggle's silly remarks, adventures, and friends along the way. Plus my children have a new great understanding on how planning ahead makes things so much easier in life and can potentially avoid obstacles that we don't have to put ourselves through. So many great messages in such a beautiful book, I am very pleased with this read.

This book is available in Hardcover

I rated this book 5 stars on Goodreads and Amazon.

Find this book and others like it at the following websites::

There are books such as sharing, exploring, bullying, going after dreams, planning, finding true love, etc. They all contain the most adorable baby animals, and you can even order the whole set! I'm thinking this will make a great Christmas or birthday gift!

::Book details::

  • Hardcover: 45 pages
  • Publisher: Wildlife Adventure Books (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979422876
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979422874

Disclosure of Material: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookCrash.com book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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