July 4, 2012

Raindrop's World (a review)

Raindrop's World by Carl Pettit

Come on in!  This is Raindrop's World!  A world of leafcutter ants, dung beetles and a very old and wise tree frog.  You get to meet Raindrop and Pollen, both leafcutter ants in the rainforest.  There's also Little Clay the dung beetle who lives among the ants.  These three are going to climb the tallest tree in the rainforest to find the Guru who just happens to be a very old tree frog.  Of course as sometimes happens, they get sidelined by a few things so the plan has to change.  Little Clay presses on and does find the Guru and has an interesting talk with him that leads him away from the leafcutter ants on another adventure!  

The book is split into three short stories that all blend together into one full story.  In each installment you meet new inhabitants of the rainforest.  It has heart, adventure, drama and lots of fun too!

My six year old son thought it was really great and the other children liked it as well.  We had lots of fun researching the amazon and rainforest creatures after reading it.  They are anxious to see more from these characters.  Personally I liked it too, especially Little Clay. 

There's also a website for the book which is cute and a work in progress but worth a look! 

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