Expected publication: April 11th 2017 by Magnetic Press
Synopsis: Chipper and Squizzo are a precocious puppy and squirrel who love to explore new and exciting environments, flying their cardboard box airplane to wondrous worlds full of fascinating animals and creatures. In each volume of this fun, educational series, they tour a different location, encountering the real-world animals found there in beautiful illustration and fun cartoon strip antics. This third volume sees our adorable nature guides exploring the wild African Savannah!
My Review: This is the third book in the Little Tails series. There is a puppy named Chipper and a squirrel named Squizzo that go on adventures around the world. This book, they are heading to the Savannah in Africa. They hop into a cardboard airplane and unfortunately crash land. They need to walk through the Savannah while looking for Squizzo’s uncle. The main characters appear at the top of each page in a black and white comic strip of a few panels discussing where they are, what they see, and something about the animal. The pictures of the animals are full of colour and drawn more true to life. What a great technique! At the back of the book the author provides more detailed information about the animals they encountered during their trip. Some of the animals they saw included lions, cheetahs, hyenas, baboons, gnus, gazelles and more. I am looking forward to seeing what other adventures they will have in subsequent books.
I think the way this is presented will peak the interest of young readers. It can be used to introduce the topic of eco-systems, animal habitats and adaptations and more. A great book for school and class libraries. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.