Shumba’s Big Adventure – A book review for Orion Star

As you may remember we recently reviewed a couple of books from Orion Book’s Early Reader range.  Obviously Monkey is too young at 3 and half to be reading by himself, but I read a variety of books to him, from simple board books to the Plant Locator magazine!

He enjoyed the last two books so much I was really pleased to receive another story in the range to read to him – Shumba’s Big Adventure – written by Lauren St John, with illustrations by Lorna Hussey.

www.over40andamumtoone.com Shumba's Big Adventure
www.over40andamumtoone.com Shumba’s Big Adventure

This is a lovely tale of a mischievous little lion cub called Shumba.  He is always getting in to trouble and being naughty.  His big adventure starts when he doesn’t listen to his mother and decides to go near the road.

www.over40andamumtoone.com Shumba goes on an adventure
www.over40andamumtoone.com Shumba goes on an adventure

He gets caught and put in a cage on a ship sailing to England with a lot of other lovely wild animals.

www.over40andamumtoone.com Exotic animals
www.over40andamumtoone.com Exotic animals

There is so much to discuss in this little story, Monkey loves wild animals from his many visits to Whipsnade Zoo and the like.  He sat intently listening to Shumba’s adventures.  Would he and his animal friends be rescued?  Would them make it back to their homeland?

The watercolour illustrations really help with the story telling, and although Monkey is way too young to read this story himself, he sat, and listened to the entire story.  I can see him progressing over the years to come to learning words and then the whole story himself.  This is another lovely story from a great series of Early Reader books.

Wild animal lovers might also be interested to know that the author is giving 100% of her royalties to the Born Free Foundation.

disclaimer:  we were sent this book for the purpose of review, our comments however, remain our own honest thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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