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Author: Ruth O'Connor and Carol Monk

Illustrator: Susan Senisi Studio

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Publisher: Shooting Star Editions, American Literary Press,

Material: paperback

Summary: Ruthie and her pet monkey Coco love exploring. In this adventure, they are discovering the rural areas of Honduras. Come along to feel the warmth of the sun, look at the beautiful waterfall, and meet some exotic animals. THis is an illustrated story that introduces kids to Honduras, a country in Central America.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book, learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 4 to 9

Age of Child: Read by students at Northumberland Elementary School, Newport News, VA for the Reading Tub's Use Your ABCs program. Read with children ages 9 and 10.

Young Reader Reaction: The kids focused on the different kinds of insects and their habitat. I picked the book, but they wanted to read it again when I was done.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is an informative, educational book. It introduces kids to a part of the world they know little about.

Pros: Kids will enjoy exploring the book and learning new things.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. This would be a book in a classroom library.

If You Liked This Book, Try: THE INSECT BOOK; A Basic Guide to the Collection and Care of Common Insects for Young Children   TAKE A CITY NATURE WALK (Talk a Walk Book Series)   HURRICANE; A Novel

Educational Themes: There are plenty of things to explore: nature, habitat, animals and insects, and geography. This is a good first step to learning more about Central America.

Literary Categories: Fiction - nature, animals, ecology and ecosystems, geography

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2008

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