Sunday, March 21, 2010

Miracle In Sumatra: The Story of Gutsy Gus

Miracle in Sumatra: The Story of Gutsy GusMiracle in Sumatra: The Story of Gutsy Gus

About the Book:  (from Amazon.com) Deep in the jungles of Sumatra there lives a courageous little orangutan named Gutsy Gus. One day, when Gus is out playing, his parents are captured by animal trappers, and it's up to Gus to rescue them. With the help of a guardian angel named Gabriella and a brave little girl named Maya, Gus fights for his parents' freedom and proves that even one small orangutan can make a big difference.
My Comments:  The book is rated as being for 4-8 year olds.  My five year old found it to be too long.  
The book began in Africa where Hunter had captured many different types of apes.  He complains that it is getting too hard to catch them, and that he is going to Sumatra to capture orangutans. Gabriella is a heavenly angel who watches over Sumatra.  Maya is the daughter of a local.  Gus and his family are orangutans.  The story has a basic hunting is bad theme.  Too politically correct for me.
I'd like to thank the nice folks at Phenix & Phenix for sending me a review copy.

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