Foster, Angeline. A day In the Jungle. Illustrated by Richie Williams. Edited by Piotr Obminski. Book review.


This is a strange book. There are only two full-page illustrations that look as though they were drawn by a ten-year-old. The pages are filled with text. I can’t imagine a child sitting and listening to this for very long.

The descriptions of the jungle are flat and uninformative. The child will learn nothing new. All the animals are generic, such as frog, snake, monkey.

The verb tense switches back and forth from past to present throughout the story. The pace is slowed bya surfeit of words.

Unfortunately, the book ends with an overused cliché. The child wakes up and it was all a dream.

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