Book review – Mister King’s Incredible Journey
This is Anania’s full book review. The first paragraph is also printed in Wild Things issue 135 (winter).
[This book]… helps teach us to look after our water and the creatures that live in and on it. If we take one thing out of the nature web it affects the rest. I think it was very good at letting you know the message and reading it was great. After I read the story I thought about penguins and animals; what it is to look after the creatures in our world and if something happens to them we need to take responsibility and help them. We are kaitiaki.
In the story there was lots of different weather and feelings like forgiveness, hunger and disappearance. When I got to a certain page I noticed the story was being told by a grandma and a young boy. At the end Mr King the penguin was more adventurous and stronger. I noticed there were lots of noises and things we do see in the real world and I liked that. I would take it into school and read it again because lots of us need to protect the animals and birds we have and make more discoveries of them. The pictures were good, colourful and helped me know what was happening. All through the book it was mysterious and made me want to read more and more and I did. Other kids will enjoy it especially if they like animals, plants, sea life and nature.