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This book is impossible to read on a kindle ereader, it has text on the page as part of the story but very small illegals text around the edges and sides, I was expecting a book but got a download...I buy 100s of books from kindle but this is totally in the wrong format! Not happy!
This is the second book I have received recently that was folded inside an envelope that was not large enough to accommodate the book. Mailing the book folded over to make it fit caused both books to have a permanent crease in the center of the book. I do not want to give a book to my grandchild that isn't in good shape.
not a true representation of the fierceness of a Honey badger (Ratel) in the wild. Even leopards don't mess with them; neither will a lion. Badgers are fierce animals, loyal to their families, and great hunters on their own. Honey is just a treat; a dessert, though it is true a Ratel will work with a Pilot bird to find the honey caches.
That said, this story is based on an African tale and teaches a lesson in sharing. Not only is the coloring and look of an African badger correct, the trees, plants, and other animals are, too. (I know having been to Africa)
So, as a story, moral tale, and example of elaborate illustrations, this book is quite excellent. It's up there with Wind in the Willows, the Foxwood series, Percy the Parkkeeper stories, and many, many more that feature the badger for a juvenile audience.
If you want more accurate information about badgers, there are many other factual books available for children and adults.
Although we are Jan Brett fans, we felt this book fell short in terms of storyline. My son became a huge honey badger fan when he learned that they are the only beasts to stand their ground against a lion. You can imagine his disappointment, then, when reading that the honey badger not only did NOT try to fight, but rather got scared and hid in a hole. He never wants me to read this story again! Ha. We did have fun identifying the other animals in the illustrations, though. Just a disappointment from my son's perspective.
My grandson loves this book! He’s a little old for it at 11 years old, but complained loudly when I gave it away, so I ordered another one for him. If you buy it, don’t give it away without permission, LOL!
The artwork is great, as per usual for Jan Brett. I raise guineas so this was what attracted me to this book, besides having almost all of her other books. The story is simple enough and she obviously got her information correct from the source. It is nice to see how she did research the information presented in the book. I would recommend this to anyone with younger children and those who appreciate art, especially that drawing animal life other than dogs and cats. Very accurate and full of detail.