Author: Tim Ostermeyer
Age: 4-12 / SRP: $18.95
The photography in Snuggles’ Japanese Alps Adventures is awesome. You feel like you know these Japanese snow monkeys personally by the time you have finished reading the book. The story is about the challenge of traveling from the cooler summer habitat through the Japanese Alps to the hot springs where they can stay warm through the bitter cold winter months. Throughout the book Tim Ostermeyer offers Bible scriptures and appropriate life lessons for children.
What I like about the book: The pictures will draw young and old into the book. They are awesome. The life lessons are real for children and even older readers will gain from them as well as the inspirational scriptures.
What I dislike about the book: Nothing. On the first read I worried that children may not follow the theme of the story very well, but on the second read through I didn’t get that feeling. The children will love the pictures and will want to hear the story again and again. They will pick up on different parts of the story each time through. This is genius storytelling.
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