I do have to warn the overly sensitive. There is a Guardian Angel in this book. "the beautiful angel Gabriella, the guardian of the jungle...sent from heaven...". She's on the cover so you can't miss her. Now that that's over with.
I LOVE this book. There are a lot of words so it is more of a read-to-me kind of picture book. Once again, I wish I had borrowed a little one. The message is a little in your face but the book is basically a good vs evil book. The evil in this case is humans cutting down the jungle and capturing/selling the animals. Teamwork and digging down deep inside yourself save the day.
Fun beginning, possibly scary middle, happy-ever-after ending.
Miracle in Sumatra
The Story of Gutsy Gus
by Jeanne McNaney
Illustrated by David Cochard
publisher: Ovation Books
picture book (social issues/values)
Deep in the lush, tropical jungles of Sumatra there lives a very special and courageous little orangutan named Gutsy Gus.
One day, when Gus is out playing his parents are captured by a group of trappers, and Gus sets out on a daring adventure to rescue them. With the help of a guardian angel named Gabriella and a brave little girl named Maya, Gus fights for his parents' freedom and proves, against all odds, that even one small orangutan can make a very big difference.
There is a note on the front cover flap that a percentage of all profits from the sale of this book will go to organizations that support wildlife conservation and endangered species preservation.
This book available at Barnes & Noble and BookDepository.com
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of Barnes & Noble, description from the front cover flap.
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