I wasn’t sure what to expect, sure, the blurb said something about a squirrel and a dog travelling across the globe to visit wildlife. But I didn’t know what kind of story it would be. Comic? Graphic Novel? Picture book style? Something else? A mix of stuff?
So I was delighted when I started reading and it turned out to be comics with gorgeous illustrations of the various wildlife of the place these 2 visit. Yes, gorgeous, you can’t just avert your eyes, these illustrations are really beautiful, and make the animals come to life.
The animals also pop up in comic form, I especially liked the little tiger, he was just so adorable, and both the characters were just running away from him. 😛
The comics switch between serious (and thus learning readers something) to comedy. Which is a delight, this way the subject doesn’t become too heavy, and kids can learn something in a fun way.
I also loved the friendship between these 2 characters, it is not often you would see a squirrel and a dog being friends. Generally a dog would chase squirrels. 🙂
The idea of a cardboard plane? Loved it! It is something that kids do (I know I did). Of course sadly mine never flew like that, but in my imagination it sure did.
Would I recommend this book? Yes. Lovely comics with beautiful illustrations. Comedy with seriousness.