This is indeed an exciting adventure story that had my slugs and I on the edge of our seats. A couple of slugs got so excited that they fell off their seats. Unfortunately, for them, there was a a frying pan beneath. Fortunately for me, it provided me with a little snack whilst I read this quite wonderful story.
The main reason I like it is because I am a little OCD and a bit of a maniac when it comes to hygiene, like our protagonist, Ethan. The poor boy has to leave his opulent home and then, via his Dad and stepmother's place in Zimbabwe go on safari and then gets transported to a strange, magical kingdom trying to rescue his cousin, Joe! Think of the dirt the poor Ethan has to encounter!
With poor cousin Joe being held captive, will Ethan and the others rescue him in time? Or will he end up like those slugs that fell off the chair?
What we have is a story with magic, adventure, witchcraft, all set in Africa - which is wonderful for kids to read and learn about. My remaining slugs are already looking forward to book two! Excellent stuff.
I was fortunate enough to read Mr. Blue and though it wasn't a book about slugs, which is slightly disappointing, I got to learn a lot about the Great Blue Heron - enough to wonder whether I should replace my slugs with Herons!
There are many interesting facts to teach children about a quite interesting animal and the pictures are superb. Wonderful to look at and, I'd imagine, look great in the physical version. Somehow, I don't think the Kindle version does it justice.
The colours match the book perfectly and it's one of the neatest covers I've seen in a long time.
Recommended. Hope Priscilla will soon do a book about the majestic slug.
Choosing books worthy enough to be read and reviewed by Elias Zapple.