Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Introducing Olinguito ... a new mammal species

Olinguito Speaks Up/Olinguito alzo la voz written by Cecilia Velástegui and illustrated by Jade Fang.
Libros Publishing, 2013. $19.99. Recommended for ages 4-8.                      

Shy Olinguito helps forgetful Tómas, an ancient Galapagos tortoise,  recall how he ended far from his native island and in Ecuador cloud forest. Due to Tómas’ memory loss and confusion, the other animals think his stories are “tall tales” and tease him. Olinguito finds the other animals treatment of Tómas disrespectful and sets out to help Tómas prove the truthfulness of his stories. With Olinguito’s support, Tómas reveals the twists and turns that  took him from his island home to the cloud forest.  

Read my complete review at Good Reads with Ronna and thanks to Ronna Mandel for donating a copy of this book to the library.

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