Miracle in Sumatra: The Story of Gutsy Gus {children’s book review}

About the Book:

In “Miracle of Sumatra,” author Jeanne McNaney follows, Gus, a young orangutan as he discovers his parents have been trapped by hunters who have come to Sumatra to hunt the orangutan. With the help of his friends, Maya, a little girl, and Gabriella, the guardian of the jungle, Gus sets out to save his parents and teach the trappers about the importance of their natural habitat in Sumatra.

About the Author

Jeanne currently resides in Old Greenwich, Conn., with her husband and three young children. Her first children’s book, “The Legend of Honey Hollow” (Ovation Books, January 2009), introduces children to environmentalism and the dangers of global warming. She has served on the board of Pathways, Inc., which provides housing for mentally ill adults. She currently sits on the board of governors for the We Are Family Foundation and is an active volunteer with the Old Greenwich School.

My Thoughts

The Miracle in Sumatra: The Story of Gutsy Gus is a story that teaches children a very important lesson in about caring for animals and taking care of the earth around them. Many questions will probably arise from children that read or have this book read to them. I’m quite certain this book will be a great learning tool in shaping the character of a child and in raising awareness about the environment and love and care for the endangered species

I really liked the  illustrations as they are very colorful and bright in which are very eye catching keeping both reader and listeners attention.

I look forward to reading this book to my daughter in a few more years time. She’s only about two and this book is recommended for children ages 4-8.

Disclaimer: I received a review copy of the book in order to review it, but no monetary compensation. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.