Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Different Kind of Safari Children's Book Review

Ogitchida Kwe's

Children's Book Review


In the book A Different Kind of Safari by Helen C. Hipp, Ray a young American boy is visiting Africa with his grandfather and is confronted with a strange happening that causes him to question certain aspects of his life. A hippo and crocodile help Ray to a new understanding and confront a long lasting problem in his very own life. The hippo and crocodile are characters that are built to last any storm and help any being in their journey of life. Hipp created these two miracle like characters just so that an issue that causes confusion in a shy boy's life can be dealt with in a positive way. I really enjoyed the way that Hipp leads her readers into a short journey and was pleasantly surprised at the end! Hipp gives her young readers a reason to be proud of who they are and encourages them through her characters that it is definitely fine to be different than the crowd. If you are a parent with a child that seems to be different from the crowd or may stick out or if you are interested in teaching children not to stereotype or bully then this is a book for you. I recommend this book to all of our homeschool families and others. I also urge those that are interested in confronting any issue that causes a child distress for being different, to use this book for a pleasant way to discourage bullying and help to build up confidence and self esteem in a weary child.

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