Night Zookeeper: The Giraffes of Whispering Wood by Joshua Davidson
|Night Zookeeper: The Giraffes of Whispering Wood by Joshua Davidson|
|Category: Emerging Readers|
|Reviewer: James Donald|
|Summary: An amazing book with a wide range of additional resources coming along with it too. Adventure, imagination and a love of the environment radiate from this work.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 192||Date: January 2018|
|Publisher: OUP Oxford|
|External links: Author's website|
A straight-laced student makes one defiant act of creativity and has a world of magic and imagination opened up for him. Will is the new Night Zookeeper and his tenure in the role of protector to a magical world starts with the repulsion of a dangerous invasion.
Joshua Davidson has written about the Night Zookeeper before and there are online cartoons devoted to the character but this marks a new launch and a new series. This is not just a book but a whole online event with huge educational tie-ins and a push to get children using their own imagination. The story itself mirrors what the author is trying to achieve in real life; the power of the imagination makes everything better.
This story is far from complex but this is not an issue. Davidson perfectly balances imagination, pace, imagery (both literally and figuratively) and narrative for his target audience. Seven to ten year olds will love reading this book and then create their own exciting adventures based on the world it is set in.
The launch of this book will come too late for Christmas but you need to buy this for any child seeking a new adventure of their own in the New Year.
Further reading: Famous Five Colour Reads: A Lazy Afternoon by Enid Blyton because if you want action and adventure why not go back to the mistress of the art?
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